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O sacrum convivium

composer
1937
author of text
Antiphon for Second Vespers at Corpus Christi

 
The unaccompanied motet O sacrum convivium is an early work, revelling in a static chromaticism, which lends the work a fervently devotional quality. Though much of Messiaen’s music is overtly Christian in content, this is his only liturgical motet; the composer, with characteristic eccentricity, believed that plainsong was the perfect, and unsurpassable, music with which the liturgy should be adorned.

from notes by Matthew O'Donovan 2010

Recordings

Evensong Live 2016
Studio Master: KGS0015Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Images of Christ
COLCD124Download only
Langlais: Messe solennelle
SIGCD206Download only
The music of Westminster Cathedral Choir
WCC100Super-budget price sampler

Details

Track 10 on KGS0015 [4'10] Download only
Track 5 on WCC100 [4'29] Super-budget price sampler
Track 21 on COLCD124 [3'30] Download only
Track 9 on SIGCD206 [4'21] Download only

Track-specific metadata for WCC100 track 5

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-10005
Duration
4'29
Recording date
9 July 1998
Recording venue
Westminster Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. The music of Westminster Cathedral Choir (WCC100)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: October 1998
    Super-budget price sampler
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