Ave verum corpus (Charles H. Giffen)

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Original SSATBB composition
  • CPDL #24138:       
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2011-08-11).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 129 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC SA
Edition notes: Duration, c. 4.2 minutes. Please inform the composer of any performances of this work. Revised version uploaded of 2019-01-07, replacing all previous versions.
Arrangement for SSA.SSA women's voices
  • (Posted 2016-07-18)   CPDL #40411:       
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2016-07-18).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 131 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC SA
Edition notes: This women's choir arrangement is derived from the SSATBB original, for the most part, by simply transposing the men's TBB voices up an octave, with a few minor adjustments. Please inform the composer of any performances of this work. Revised version of 2019-01-07, replacing previous version.
Arrangement for TBB.TBB men's voices
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2019-01-06).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 129 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC SA
Edition notes: This men's choir arrangement is derived from the SSATBB original, for the most part, by simply transposing the women's SSA voices down an octave, with a few minor adjustments. Please inform the composer of any performances of this work. Revised version of 2019-01-07 (original 2015 version never published).

General Information

Title: Ave verum corpus
Composer: Charles H. Giffen

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicings: SSATBB or SSA.SSA
Genre: SacredMotetEucharistic song

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 2011 (original), 2016 (arrangement)

Description:

External websites: YouTube performance of women's choir arrangement by Denice Raimondi Grant.

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ave verum corpus. The variant used is given below.

Latin.png Latin text

Ave verum corpus, natum de Maria Virgine:
vere passum, immolatum in cruce pro homine:
cuius latus, perforatum, unda fluxit sanguine:
esto nobis prægustatum, in mortis examine.
O Iesu dulcis, O Iesu pie, O Iesu Fili Mariæ.
Miserere mei. Amen.