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O sacrum convivium
1570; 6vv
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Antiphon at Second Vespers on the feast of Corpus Christi; 1 Corinthians 11: 26, Romans 8: 18


O sacrum convivium
O sacrum convivium (1570) is for six-part choir with a low emphasis (SAATBB). This is a richly woven tapestry of sound depicting the sacred banquet of Communion. The whole post-Reformation Catholic devotion to this sacrament seems embodied in this rapt and sustained inspiration.

from notes by Bruno Turner © 1985

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