Sheet Music: Ave verum corpus

TitleAve verum corpus
Opus numberK. 618
ComposerWolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyD major
Time signature4/4
Tempo66 BPM
Performance time2:50
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2011-03-11
Last updated2011-03-11
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Friday 11 March 2011

Tune of the Day: Ave Verum Corpus

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arranged for Flute and Piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed his final motet “Ave verum corpus” in the spring of 1791 for a schoolmaster in Baden near Vienna. He composed it while in the middle of writing his opera The Magic Flute, and while visiting his wife Constanze, who was pregnant with their sixth child and staying in a spa near Baden.

Setting the Catholic communion hymn for four-part chorus, strings, and organ in a simple yet sublime 46 bars, this was Mozart's last completed sacred work, as he did not live long enough to complete his Requiem. He died less than six months later, in December 1791.

Thanks to Brenda for suggesting this piece!