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O sacrum convivium

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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


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


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 10 on KGS0015 [4'10] Download only

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