Copyright © 2018 by Jeremy Bell

Veni, Sancte Spiritus

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I wanted to create a unique setting of  Veni, Santce Spiritus that blends a Chant, sung by a soloist and often accompanied by a “drone,” and a more standard chorale setting with slight polyphony.  This setting contains two soloists split off from the rest of the ensemble.  One soloist performs the CHANT from the front of the stage while the soloist performing the ECHO is stationed somewhere near the back of the performance venue.   The rest of the ensemble makes up the CHOIR split evenly among 2-4 notes, most of which are open 5th chords, to create a type of droning, hollow sound.

 

Translation

 

Come, Holy Spirit,
send forth the heavenly
radiance of your light.

Come, father of the poor,
come, giver of gifts,
come, light of the heart.

Greatest comforter,
sweet host of the soul,
sweet refreshment.

In labor, rest,
in heat, temperance,
in tears, solace.

Text

 

Veni, Sancte Spiritus,
et emitte caelitus
lucis tuae radium.

Veni, pater pauperum,
veni, dator munerum,
veni, lumen cordium.

Consolator optime,
dulcis hospes animae,
dulce refrigerium.

In labore requies,
in aestu temperies,
in fletu solatium.

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