Ave verum corpus (William Byrd)

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General Information

Title: Ave verum corpus
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB or ATBarB
Genre: SacredMotetEucharistic song

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: Gradualia I (1605), vol. 2 no. 5

Description: Processional hymn for Corpus Christi

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Original text and translations

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

Byrd adds the following after the standard text:

O dulcis, o pie,
o Jesu, fili Mariae,
miserere mei.

Which translates as:

O sweet, O gentle,
O Jesu, son of Mary,
have mercy on me.