THURSDAY, November 12, 2020 – 10:47 AM
It is a motet in D major composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1791. It is a setting of the Latin hymn Ave verum corpus. Mozart wrote it for Anton Stoll, a friend who was the church musician of St. Stephan in Baden bei Wien. The motet was composed for the feast of Corpus Christi; the autograph is dated 17 June 1791. It is scored for SATB choir, string instruments and organ.
- SATB choir
Mozart only lived another six months. I will never write about this music, because to me it is sacred. It is less than two and a half minutes long and to me is one of the most profound pieces of music to me. I am not in the least religious, but I can’t hear this music without thinking that if ever a piece of music was truly Godly, this is it.