Music Saturday - Ave Verum by Philip WJ Stopford

I came across Philip WJ Stopford's work a few years ago and was blown away that this was a modern, young composer. He's currently Director of Music at Christ Church in Bronxville, NY. 

My favorite work of his is the Ave Verum here:

Ave Verum is a short, Eucharistic hymn by Pope Innocent VI (text here). It's a reflection of redemption through suffering as viewed in the transubstantiation. I'm not on board with all of that, but it's a beautiful piece of music. Enjoy.