Ave Verum Corpus Natùm De.
  • PhatFlute
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    What are your favorite beauteous settings of Ave Verum Corpus Natùm De?
    Thank you/best wishes,
    Ph
  • ClergetKubiszClergetKubisz
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    1. The original chant melody. The accompaniment by Marier in HPSC is particularly good.
    2. The Mozart setting.
  • PhatFlute
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    HPSC?
  • Bobby Bolin
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    Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Canticles

    Agree with the above two settings in a 1a/1b fashion.
  • Dauphin35
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    Byrd is the best. It's held in such high esteem, when we sing it, we have the priest incense all copies before we begin.
  • PhatFlute
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    Oh of course that book. I do not love Byrd.
  • JulieCollJulieColl
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    Have you heard this setting by Des Prez, PhatFlute?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLBG9-aQTE0
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  • ClergetKubiszClergetKubisz
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    Oh yeah, the Josquin! That one is awesome.
  • Oh of course that book. I do not love Byrd.
    Why not? We've heard your opinion of Byrd, who you dismissed in a previous thread as not having ever heard music??
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GSoEhDCBX4
    William Byrd is a renaissance treasure. I don't know too much about the guy, but that we discuss his musicking so many centuries later at least commands unto him some polite respect.
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  • PhatFlute
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    I know Byrd is a renaissance English composer and he had very different ears than we do. That is the joke I make about him not hearing music :) he doesnot hear the music we hear 2day on the radio. I just do not like it. Is all! I appreciate but do not like - no one got the joke
    Ph
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    I appreciate but do not like - no one got the joke
    For some, Byrd is no joking matter, as he is much loved by a huge number of people who have no problem hearing with modern ears what Byrd heard with ancient ears. Many will attest that the Byrd setting is probably the most beautiful 4-part setting that is accessible by nearly every 4-part choir. And some will say it is the best of all, without the caveat.

    Moving on...

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    MeloCharlie has posted it before, but it bears reposting in this thread ... the lovely Ave Verum Corpus of Frank La Rocca:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd0whqltE14

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    Don't forget the Lassus 6-part setting (score available at CPDL):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m9W5IkvayM

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    And, of course, there is the sublime 5-part setting by Peter Phillips (1561-1628) which may be the best of all (score available at CPDL):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSE1xnJjStw

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    Charlie also posted his own setting in the current thread about music for Corpus Christi.

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    My own setting (6-part with a very Renaissance "feel" - it was written as an homage to the English Renaissance) has been performed at least a couple of times in Europe (France), possibly elsewhere, but I don't have a recording, just the score and synthesized sound file. More info at CPDL.

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  • JulieCollJulieColl
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    Here's Melo's beauteous Ave Verum which I was listening to and enjoying this morning.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7dzkbyCPUs
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  • matthewjmatthewj
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    Colin Mawby's Ave Verum is big and crazy and wonderful, while being pretty accessible for an SSAATTBB piece.
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  • PhatFlute
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    Colin "maybe" is one I like. Thanks.
  • melofluentmelofluent
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    Julie, it's interesting how the YouTube insert from my pad (an ACER) doesn't bring up the clip, though my URL from the other thread does.
    But thank you for your recognition.
    I, of course holding to the maxim no composer should set a know Latin text unless s/he has something new to bring to the text, appreciate that you may have had some first impressions that I hold this text in most serious regard.
    I'm in a compositional slump. I would ask that all CMAA fellow composers pray for my muse to return.
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  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    Charlie ... praying for you and asking Blessed St. Cecilia to intercede on your behalf.
  • JulieCollJulieColl
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    Praying here, too! It's not a slump; you've probably reached a creative plateau, so use this time to gather new impressions and receive new inspirations. This is the time to recharge your spirit so you can climb new artistic peaks.

    I couldn't compose my way out of a paper bag, so I greatly admire anyone with that gift.
  • chonakchonak
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    At present the choir at my job church is learning the Guilmant Ave verum corpus, and I'm happy to find how well the choir is taking to it: it is fairly simple and mostly homorhythmic. Here a choir of Methodists sings it:
    http://youtu.be/0bD36h-8WpU?t=1m5s
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  • chonakchonak
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    Here participants in the CMAA Sacred Music Colloquium 2007 sing the Edward Elgar setting of Ave verum, under the capable direction of Horst Buchholz, at the end of a Requiem Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m-VRs5lSUU

    And here a university choir in Taiwan:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTnYYZDGY-s
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