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O Sacrum Convivium

Composer Roger T. Petrich
Text Thomas Aquinas
SATB a capella
Topics Communion
1' 30" Price $1.35 (U.S.) Released 8/04
Catalog no. 410-462 Difficulty Moderately difficult

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This warmly satisfying a cappella communion motet is cast in a serious contemporary idiom, but its restrained dissonances are carefully controlled and voiced to keep the work within the reach of practically any four-part choir. The anthem's Latin text is by St. Thomas Aquinas: an English translation is provided for inclusion in printed programs and church bulletins.

Anthem text
O sacrum convivium,
in quo Christus sumitur recolitur
memoria pasionis ejus.
Mens impletur gratia
et futurae gloriae nobis pignus datur.

--Thomas Aquinas

O sacred banquet
at which Christ is received
the memory of his passion is renewed,
our souls are filled with grace,
and a pledge of future is given to us.

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