Ave verum corpus K. 618
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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Theodore Utecht

Ave, ave verum corpus
natum de Maria Virgine
vere passum, immolatum
in cruce pro homine,
cujus latus perforatum
unda fluxit et sanguine.
Esto nobis praegustatum,
in mortis examine,
in mortis examine.

(June 1791)

Hail, true body
born of the Virgin Mary,
Who truly suffered, sacrificed
on the Cross for man,
Whose pierced side overflowed
with water and blood,
Be for us a foretaste
In the test of death.
In the test of death.

(June 1791)

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Maria Cristina Fasullo

E il brano che più mi tocca il cuore. L'ho sentito tante volte e in molte versioni,  ma non riesco ad ascoltarlo senza che mi scendano le lacrime. E`semplicemente perfetto. Mozart ha detto: è già tutto composto, manca solo  di scriverlo. Questa musica è davvero scesa dal cielo.

Alessio Maffezzoli

Quanto ti capisco


manca solo di scriverlo...e hai detto niente... aha...cmq bellissimo, davvero ottima armonizzazione grande Mozart!

Deondre J. Jackson

The very last drive of the piece that "In mortis", I love how the vitality of the piece is summed up in that one line. The sopranos with that line going over everything and then meeting the tenors for a duet if you will with those chromatics in contrary motion just puts the icing on the entire piece.

Eloise M

I'm not a music scholar but I've listened to maybe ten different renditions of this in the past week and this one seems to be rather heavy on the soprano part. Or is that just me.

Carl Rachel

Deondre, what you describe—the contrary motion—is the definitve "high point" in our plea for "deliverance." The contrary motion construct is so perfectly used to signify that the voices calling out that plea will rise and fall but never cease.

Dudeacious Monstrosity

I have listened to many versions of this piece, but this one has such a nice soprano lead. Really sweet.


Questo brano Mozart l'ha composto per il coro di un suo amico, in occasione del Corpus Domini del 1791 (anno della morte). Dopo 225 anni continua a toccare i cuori di chi la ascolta. Compreso il mio.

Giulio Andreetta

Mozart's swan song. The absolute masterpiece, the last great testimony of peace and hopes of this great man.


this is a beautiful rendition of one of his most perfect compositions

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