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Richard J. Clark has served since 1989 as Music Director and Organist at Saint Cecilia Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also Chapel Organist (Saint Mary’s Chapel) at Boston College. For the Archdiocese of Boston, he directed the Office of Divine Worship Saint Cecilia Schola. His compositions have been performed on four continents.
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The representative Protestant collection, entitled “Hymns, Ancient and Modern”—in substance a compromise between the various sections of conflicting religious thought in the Establishment—is a typical instance. That collection is indebted to Catholic writers for a large fractional part of its contents. If the hymns be estimated which are taken from Catholic sources, directly or imitatively, the greater and more valuable part of its contents owes its origin to the Church.
— Orby Shipley (1884)

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Veni Sancte Spiritus | Two Free Resources
published 22 May 2015 by Richard J. Clark

ENI SANCTE SPIRITUS, often known as the “Golden Sequence” is one of the great jewels of the Church, prescribed for the Pentecost Mass and its octave (not including the following Sunday.)

Jeff Ostrowski recently made available several versions of the score, including a beautiful (optional) organ accompaniment which you can listen to here:

SECONDLY, HERE IS MY SETTING IN ENGLISH, which uses the translation by Edward Caswall from the Lyra Catholica. Included (in one file) are separate versions for organ or piano and with optional lower key.

Free Download: PDF • “Sequence for Pentecost Sunday | Veni, Sancte Spiritus” | for Schola, Organ or Piano




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