Ave verum corpus (Gaspar van Weerbeke)

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Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2013-11-12).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The source (MusicXML) file is zipped

General Information

Title: Ave verum corpus
Composer: Gaspar van Weerbeke

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: STTB
Genre: SacredMotetEucharistic song

Language: Latin
Instruments: a cappella
Published: 1503

Description: Transcribed from the “Motetti De passione De cruce De sacramento De beata virgine et huiusmodi” - Petrucci 1503. The time signatures, notes' values and accidentals are as in the original edition. The perfect notes and rests have been dotted. The notes' values within the "ligaturæ" are as follows: the left upstemmed notes are semibreves - the unstemmed notes are breves. The “musica ficta” suggestions are in the MIDI and MusicXML files.

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

Ave verum corpus natum de Maria virgine
vere passum immolatum in cruce pro homine
cuius latus perforatum sacro fluxit sanguine.

Esto nobis pregustatum mortis in examine.

O clemens
O pie
O Iesu dulcis fili virginis Mariæ

Original text and translations may be found at Ave verum corpus and Salve Regina.