O sacrum convivium
New music for the traditional celebration of the sacrament of O sacrum convivium. The text of the medieval Catholic theologian Thomas Aquinas praises the institution of the supper sacrament as a sacred dinner banquet that "fills the mind with grace" and gives a foretaste of eternal delights.
Commissioned by Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir, Copenhagen, Denmark, and premiered in the Church of Holmen, Denmark in 2014.
- Instrumentation: SATB div. unaccompanied
- Duration: 6 minutes
Author/lyricist: St. Thomas Aquinas
- Language: Latin
- Year: 2014
- Licensing: Santa Barbara Music Publishing / Norsk Musikkforlag
A J. W. Pepper Editor's Choice
O sacrum convivium!
in quo Christus sumitur:
recolitur memoria passionis eius:
mens impletur gratia:
et futurae gloriae nobis pignus datur.
O sacred banquet!
in which Christ is received,
the memory of his Passion is renewed,
the mind is filled with grace,
and a pledge of future glory to us is given.