Ave Verum Op. 2, No. 1


Edward Elgar (1857-1934)



Originally written in 1887 (with Ave Maria and Ave Maris Stella) while Elgar was organist at St George's Church in Worcester as a setting of the Pie Jesu, in memory of William Allen, Worcester attorney for whom Elgar worked as a fifteen-year old. Elgar arranged and orchestrated it as a setting of Ave verum corpus for publication in 1902.