O Sacrum Convivium

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Description

SATB with divisi. Optional organ. In Latin, perfect for communion anytime. Another luscious motet from Thom Pavlechko with hints of Biblical epics lurking in the harmonies.

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O sacrum convivium!
in quo Christus sumitur:
recolitur memoria passionis eius:
mens impletur gratia:
et futurae gloriae nobis pignus datur.
Alleluia.

 

O sacred banquet!
in which Christ is received,
the memory of his Passion is renewed,
the mind is filled with grace,
and a pledge of future glory to us is given.
Alleluia.