Come, O Spirit of God

This astonishing work was sung at RS’s parish for Pentecost.

If you had a multilingual parish coming together for this feast it would be spectacular because the vene spiritu sancte is sung in several layers building up on top of each other in different languages. It resonates with the readings for Pentecost beautifully, with everyone hearing the message in their own language.

It is by Ricky Manalo who explains it’s use in the performance notes in the sample here, where the text is also accessible.

The music can be purchased at OCP.

With too many vocal lines I’ve just done a backing with which you can sing any of the melodies. There is a two bar introduction then the backing is just repeated.

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Listen to the this version to get the flavour:

A parish sings:


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