Ave Verum Corpus : for choir with organ : SATB choir with organ
by Brett McKern (2008)
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Library shelf no. 782.5525/MCK 6 [Not for loan]
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Version: This product features the Mixed choir with organ version of this work
Library shelf no. 782.5525/MCK 7 [Not for loan]
This motet, the second setting of this text by the composer, was written as a two-part choral work with organ accompaniment for a parish-type choir. It is also available in an SATB arrangement. The two-part setting was written for the Parish Choir (one of several choirs in residence there) at the Church of St John the Evangelist in Gordon, Sydney. It was written for the occasion of "Back to St John's Day" celebrated on Pentecost 2009. The work is prayerful in nature and embodies something of the mystical nature of the Eucharist, making it particularly appropriate as a Communion motet. The text is very suitable in this context too, of course, and has inspired composers for generations.
Instrumentation: Equal voices and organ or SATB and organ.
Dedication note: Dedicated to the Parish Choir of St John's Church, Gordon and their then Organ Scholar, Nicola Chau
First performance: 31 May 09. St John's Church, Gordon, Sydney
- In the form/style of: Christian music
Performances of this work
13 Sep 15: Church of St John the Evangelist, Gordon, NSW. Featuring St John's Parish Choir.
30 Sep 12: St John's Church, Gordon, NSW
7 Feb 10: St James Church, King Street, Sydney. Featuring The Cathedral Singers.
22 Nov 09: St John's Church, Dee Why, NSW. Featuring The Cathedral Singers.
15 Nov 09: St Joan of Arc Church, Haberfield, NSW. Featuring The Cathedral Singers.
31 May 09: St John's Church, Gordon
31 May 09: St John's Church, Gordon, Sydney
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