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Veni Creator Spiritus
composer
1581; 4vv alternatim; published Francisco Zanetti in Rome
author of text
Hymn at Second Vespers on Whit Sunday

Recordings
'Victoria: Missa Dum complerentur & other sacred music' (CDH55452)
Victoria: Missa Dum complerentur & other sacred music
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55452  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
Track 11 on CDH55452 [6'10] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Veni Creator Spiritus
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Veni Creator Spiritus is a hymn prescribed for second Vespers on Whit Sunday, but often used apart from this at the ordination of priests and bishops. The hymn is of considerable antiquity and is thought to have been composed in the ninth century, probably by Rabanus Maurus, Abbot of Fulda and Archbishop of Mainz. It was included in a comprehensive collection of Victoria’s hymn settings covering the whole church year which was published in Rome in 1581 by Francisco Zanetti. Victoria’s four-part alternatim setting begins with the plainsong melody, which will be familiar to those who know the Whitsun Hymn ‘Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire’ from the English Hymnal. Victoria uses all seven verses of the hymn and, once again, the plainsong is employed in the polyphonic sections as a cantus firmus moving from part to part and sometimes augmented or lightly ornamented.

from notes by Jon Dixon İ 1996

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55452 track 11
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-88611
Duration
6'10
Recording date
6 March 1996
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Victoria: Missa Dum complerentur & other sacred music (CDA66886)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: October 1996
    Deletion date: February 2011
    Superseded by CDH55452
  2. Victoria: Missa Dum complerentur & other sacred music (CDH55452)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: September 2011
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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