O SACRUM CONVIVIUM

 

New music for the traditional celebration of the sacrament of O sacrum convivium. The text of the medieval Catholic theologian Thomas Aquinas praises the institution of the supper sacrament as a sacred dinner banquet that "fills the mind with grace" and gives a foretaste of eternal delights.

Commissioned by the Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir, Copenhagen, Denmark and premiered in the Church of Holmen, Denmark in 2014.

  • SATB div.

    VOICING

  • 2014

    YEAR

  • 6 minutes

    DURATION

  • St. Thomas Aquinas

    WORDS

SCORES

 

SATB div. unaccompanied

Printed scores: Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Norsk Musikkforlag, J. W. Pepper 

Digital scores: Santa Barbara Music Publishing (Enter catalog number 1259), Norsk Musikkforlag

THE TEXT

O sacrum convivium!

in quo Christus sumitur:

recolitur memoria passionis eius:

mens impletur gratia:

et futurae gloriae nobis pignus datur.

Alleluia.

 

English translation:

 O sacred banquet!

in which Christ is received,

the memory of his Passion is renewed,

the mind is filled with grace,

and a pledge of future glory to us is given.

Alleluia.

SEE ALSO

 

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Kim André Arnesen

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