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Ave verum corpus

KV 618

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Ave verum corpus (KV 618). Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Arranged by Jos van de Braak. For Choir and Wind Ensemble. Grade 3. Full score. Duration 3:30. Published by Baton Music (BF.BM261-SCORE).

Mozart's funeral motet Ave verum corpus was composed in june 1791 for Anton Stroll, choirmaster at the spa of Baden, near Vienna. Within a tiny span the music sounds an extraordinary depth of feeling, growing from its simple, restrained opening to a climax of haunting intensity.