Posts tagged ‘Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’

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



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



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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