O sacrum convivium (Stefano Puri)
- (Posted 2018-07-10) CPDL #50477:
- Editor: Stefano Puri (submitted 2018-07-10). Score information: A4, 13 pages, 64 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First 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.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at O sacrum convivium.