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Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Ave Verum Corpus" - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


A sublime and historic performance. Leonard Bernstein conducting the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir in "Ave Verum Corpus," by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.



The text in Latin reads:

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.

A translation into English is:

Hail, true Body,
born of the Virgin Mary,

who has truly suffered, and was sacrificed
on the cross for mankind,

whose side was pierced,
whence flowed water and blood,

Be for us a foretaste of heaven,
during our final trial.

1 comment:

John Hatt said...

If there's a heaven: this must be it..