Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
SATB a cappella choir

Based on a newly-composed chant-like melody, the strict four-part texture of "Veni, Sancte Spiritus" will captivate listeners with sudden shifts of tonality reminiscent of Poulenc's choral works.

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Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
JH - C010
Duration: 
2:15
Total Pages: 
8
Premiere
Premiere Date: 
11/12/2006
Premiere Ensemble: 
Masters Choir
Premiere Conductor: 
Matthew Culloton
Text
Text Author or Source: 
St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, public domain
Language: 
Latin
Text: 

Veni, Sancte Spiritus. Veniat unio Patris, beneplacitum Verbi. Tu, Spiritus veritatis, es praemium sanctorum, refrigerium animarum, lux tenebrarum, pauperum divitiae, amantium thesaurus, esurientium satietas, consolatio peregrinorum; tu denique ille es, in quo omnes thesauri continentur.

Translation: 

Come, O Holy Spirit.
Let this pearl of the Father and delight of the Son come. O Spirit of truth,
Thou art the reward of the saints, refreshment of souls, light in the darkness, riches of the poor, treasure of lovers, feeder of the hungry, and comfort of wayfarers; indeed Thou art the one in whom all treasures are contained.
Come and consume in us whatever impedes us from being consumed by Thee.
Amen.