Posts tagged ‘Ave verum corpus’

March 5, 2017

2017-03-05 Notes from the Bench

 

“Ave Verum corpus” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A commentary on this week’s music by Dr. James T. Gerber, Music Associate

 

Text:

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

 

Translation:

Hail, true Body,
born of the Virgin Mary,
who having truly suffered, was sacrificed
on the cross for mankind,
whose pierced side
flowed with water and blood:
May it be for us a foretaste
in the trial of death.

 

 

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