Ave Verum Corpus

Motet a cappella for six solo voices or mixed chorus (S MS A CT Bar Bar)

forces: Chorus, Six Voices
duration: Ca 6'30"
2009
published by: Composer

Composers' Note

Commissioned by and dedicated to the singers of Music Project Altmark West, Germany, and first performed in September 2009. This group of soloists, modelled loosely on the King’s Singers, made very specific requirements as to the ranges of the individual voice parts – which in any case constituted an unusual configuration. A revision of the work is intended, but, owing to the contrapuntal complexity of the original version, this is no easy task and will not be addressed for some time to come. The revision will rethink the work for a conventional choir as opposed to a group of soloists, and will call for a slightly slower-moving mode of performance.

 

Composers' Note