O sacrum convivium (Stefano Puri)

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  • (Posted 2018-07-10)   CPDL #50477:   
Editor: Stefano Puri (submitted 2018-07-10).   Score information: A4, 13 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O Sacrum Convivium
Composer: Stefano Puri
Lyricist: dalla liturgiacreate page

Number of voices: 4+10vv   Voicing: SSSAATTBBB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 2016

Description: O SACRUM CONVIVIUM is a monumental motet for vocal quartet (Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Baritone) and large unaccompanied choir (SSSAATTBBB) with a Soprano solo, far away in a balcony (or crypt, or chapel). The piece starts with inner and mysterious harmonies, then explodes in a solemn "alleluia". The closing is a complex composition of mysterious and aleatory melodies. The central part (Alleluia) is a mensural canon on the theme of "By this river" (by Brian Eno). The piece is dedicated to the memory of Sir John Tavener.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O sacrum convivium.