Come, Holy Ghost (Mark Liversidge)
- Editor: Mark Liversidge (submitted 2014-05-26). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 74 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Intended to be sung unaccompanied. Piano reduction available on request to the e-mail address on the composer page.
Description: The repeated theme at the start of each section (three times in the minor key, the last in a major alternative) is intended to evoke a more plainsong mood. Each section then breaks into a variation on that theme, intended to more closely evoke the mood of the words than other well-known versions which are structured into verses; the music is sometimes very literal (for example, each part has seven quavers or crotchets in the sevenfold gifts phrase, and the words "Keep far" have only two parts singing at extremes). It should be sung at an unhurried pace, and in the 4+6/4 bars the emphasis to shape phrases should be applied to the first and fifth beats of each bar.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Veni Creator Spiritus.