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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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“More and more as we grow older, we find that the people we see most of are recent acquaintances; not (perhaps) very congenial to us, but chance has thrown them in our way. Meanwhile, the people we used to know so well—for whom we once entertained such warm feelings—are now remembered by a card at Christmas (if we can succeed in finding the address). How good we are at making friends, when we are young; how bad at keeping them! How eagerly, as we grow older, do we treasure up the friendships that are left to us, like beasts that creep together for warmth!”
— Msgr. Ronald Knox (1888-1957)

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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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