Pierre Villette: Ave Verum, Op.3

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Publisher: Heugel
Composer: Pierre Villette
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

Composed by Pierre Villette, Ave Verum, Op. 3 is a Eucharistic hymn for SATB choral a cappella. Dedicated to the Chapel Master at Rouen Cathedral, Sir Canon Delestre, this piece is highly lyrical and melodious.

Written in Latin, its tempo is quite slow (52) and it includes numerous harmonies as well as some short exchanges between the voices. The polytonal aspects are probably the most difficult part of the singing and the actual title means "Hail, True Body", the main lyrics glorify Jesus.

Another music setting of this hymn was composed by Mozart.

Pierre Villette (1926-1998) was a French composer of choral and instrumental music. Strongly influenced by Catholicism, his musical heritage ran from Fauré to Messiaen.

ISBN: 9790047331472
Published on: 26 August 2002
Language: English, Latin, Finnish
Catalogue No: HE33147

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        Bendigo, Australia GB composer, organist, choir master
        The passionate ending with divisi in most parts and the final chord with its added 6th.
        The divisi will be a challenge for my choir but one worth doing. Nothing difficult in the line for each divided voice part therefore easy to learn and will help choristers gain confidence.
        Confirmed purchase: 19 October 2015
        Published on: 02 November 2015

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