UR PENTECOST NOVENA for this year. I was hoping we could get this ready for Pentecost, but finding time and singers has been difficult. We will just sing the chant for the hymn for tomorrow’s Missa Cantata.
This is a piece for the Holy Spirit that I have sung with different groups. I am so familiar with this piece that it is astonishing to find that it isn’t better known. The harmony is straightforward and everyone sings the same words at once so it isn’t too hard to learn.
Unfortunately I couldn’t find a good recording to convince audio-centric friends of the merits of the piece, so we have had an interesting evening combining my family’s voices together for your edification.
The timing is a bit out, but I hope it gives you some idea of the beauty of this piece. Maybe next year our little choir will get it together.
UPDATE: A few years on you can listen to the piece sung by choristers from Canada. The “Amen” at the end seems to match up with Suarez’s edition from CPDL.