Ave Verum Corpus
William Byrd Lyrics

Ave verum Corpus
natum de maria virgine.
Vere passum immolatum
in Cruce pro homine.
Cujus latus perforatum unda fluxit sanguine,
Esto nobis praegustatum in mortis examine.
O dulcis.
O Pie.
O Jesu Fili Mariae,
miserere mei.
miserere mei, mei.
O dulcis.
O Pie.
O Jesu Fili Mariae,
miserere mei.
miserere mei, mei.

Writer(s): Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Library Arrangement

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Rogerio Oliveira

Ave verum corpus, natum
de Maria Virgine,[a]
vere passum, immolatum
in cruce pro homine
cuius latus perforatum
fluxit aqua et sanguine:[b]
esto nobis praegustatum
in mortis examine.[c]

O Iesu dulcis, O Iesu pie,
O Iesu, fili Mariae.
Miserere mei. Amen.[d]

Hail, true Body, born
of the Virgin Mary,
having truly suffered, sacrificed
on the cross for mankind,
from whose pierced side
water and blood flowed:
Be for us a foretaste [of the Heavenly banquet]
in the trial of death!

O sweet Jesus, O holy Jesus,
O Jesus, son of Mary,
have mercy on me. Amen.

All comments from YouTube:

Hervé David H

2:35 Who said False relation is too hard for ears?
Pure Delight!

Stop Motion Adventure

To me, it's the most beautiful part of this heavenly masterpiece.

Benjamin Coakley

It's my favorite part of singing it

Hervé David H

I Agree




Hervé David H Bryd handles it so beautifully. some composers don't and they sound awful!

Flora Scot

Simply wonderful, I have never heard this sung so beautifully as this rendering by the Sixteen. They add quality to my life.

Ann-Kay Lin

My favourite Elizabethan composer and sung by my favourite choir!


I also love both William Byrd's music and The Sixteen's performances.

Chris Burcin

Agree on both counts

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