Ave Verum

by Helen Coleman

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"Ave Verum" is a reverent Sacred duet composed by Sir Karl Jenkins. Originally known as "Ave Verum Corpus", this short Eucharistic Hymn dates back to the 14th Century, and lyrics have been attributed to Pope Innocent VI. This arrangement by Daniel Philippe, with Helen Coleman (Soprano), Steve Beck (Baritone), Daniel Philippe (Piano), and beautiful string quartet, Queensland Virtuosi. David Quinn (Audio Engineer) Dave Neil (Mastering) Charles Di Lisio (Producer) recorded at Ghostgum Studios, Brisbane 2015.


AVE VERUM (Latin and approximate English Translation)
Ave verum corpus
natum de Maria Virgine,
Vere passum immolatum
in Cruce pro homine,
Cujus latus perforatum
fluxit acqua et sanguine,
Esto nobis praegustatum
mortis in examine.

Hail,true body
born of the Virgin Mary,
Who truly suffered, sacrificed
on the Cross for man,
Whose pierced side overflowed
with water and blood,
Be for us a foretaste
In the test of death.


released December 8, 2016



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Helen Coleman Boonah, Australia

Helen Coleman is a formally trained Australian Classical/Jazz singer. Having performed both nationally and internationally, she continues to sing at events, teaches, and conducts music master classes at her Voce Bella Studio. In 2012, Helen was diagnosed with a rare thyroid cancer, and surgery resulted in complete vocal loss for two years. 2015 saw the release of her first single, Ave Verum. ... more

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