Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus – Violin Tutorial | Violin Lounge TV #359

by | Apr 8, 2020 | Repertoire | 21 comments

Learn to play Ave verum corpus by Mozart on the violin with this video lesson and sheet music:

In this lesson video I have some special attention for the bow technique to get the right sound

I’m happy to send your the sheet music with my notes and the sheet music for violin and piano. Just fill out the form on the right :).

About Ave Verum Corpus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ave verum corpus (Hail, true body), (K. 618), 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 Christ.

Originally it’s composed for choir, string ensemble and organ.

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Text of Ave Verum Corpus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ave verum corpus, natum
de Maria Virgine,
Vere passum, immolatum
In cruce pro homine,
Cuius latus perforatum
Unda fluxit et sanguine,
Esto nobis praegustatum
In mortis examine.
O Iesu dulcis, O Iesu pie, O Iesu, fili Mariae!


  1. Lori

    I’m a beginner and trying to get to grips with the principles of bowing. The tutorial is so helpful packed with clear practical tips on how to improve. Thank you Zlata.

  2. Gayle Schnepp

    I have been learning this recently! Thanks for showing where you shift. It’s such a calming, lovely piece. Blessed Easter to you!

  3. Sydnie

    I have not played it yet but it looks very interesting. I enjoyed listening to you. It will give me hints on how to play it.

  4. Carol Brown

    I really enjoy your videos. I am learning ways to improve my playing. Thank you so much Zlata. Blessings!!

  5. Petr

    I find helpful the synergy effect of the sheet music and video with explanations on bow distributions. Also, I regard it as a “safe” base for possible experiments with alternative fingerings.

  6. Petr

    Yes. Glad to know. Good luck!

  7. Tim Brown

    Thank you Vlata.
    I am 68 and have played my violin on and off since I was 14 yrs old.
    I enjoy playing once a year with the BSO (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra) as a Rusty Musician!
    I loved playing the Mozart you so kindly sent, and am getting to grips with the bowing. The bowing and the phrasing seem most important to me in this piece, and I am working on this!

  8. Dixie Oswald

    I have been attempting your beginning book. I’m just slow but your lessons are super. I still have not been able to download the accompaniment for warm up practice nor the prayer in Lesson 14

  9. Manoj

    I am not able to download the sheet music for Mozart piece. Link leads to buy option for greensleeves from Matt.
    Please resolve this issue. Thank you for these, wonderful performance, snd motivating free offers… Happy Easter.. To you and your family.

    • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

      Hi, I just checked it for you. It works by submitting the form on the right side of my website. The links to the Ave Verum sheet music will be sent to you by e-mail. Check your spam or promotions folder if you don’t seem to get them. And if you really can’t find it, shoot an e-mail to and my team will help you further :). I hope you’ve had a wonderful Easter! All the best, Zlata

  10. Ana Prado

    Thank you very much for the Ave Verum Corpus sheet music. I am going to start studying this weekend. Greetings from A Coruña, Spain.

    • Zlata

      Wonderful! Hugs from Holland!

  11. Keith

    An excellent tutorial of a beautiful piece of music.
    As an existing online student of Zlata’s Bow Like a Pro course I found the finger patterns helpful as well as the use of bow distribution. Thoroughly recommended from Vermont, America

    • Zlata

      You’re so welcome, Keith, happy you’re enjoying Bow like a Pro!


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