It is scored for SATB choir, string instruments and organ.
Ave Verum Corpus - English Translation
He wrote it while visiting his wife Constanze, who was pregnant with their sixth child and staying in the spa Baden bei Wien. Mozart set the 14th century Eucharistic hymn in Latin "Ave verum corpus". He wrote the motet for Anton Stoll, a friend of his and of Joseph Haydn.
Stoll was the musical director of the parish St. Stephan, Baden of Baden.
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