Sanctus

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Sanctus

[Lat.,=holy], hymn of the Roman Catholic MassMass,
religious service of the Roman Catholic Church, which has as its central act the performance of the sacrament of the Eucharist. It is based on the ancient Latin liturgy of the city of Rome, now used in most, but not all, Roman Catholic churches. The term Mass [Lat.
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, beginning, "Holy, holy, holy," from Isa. 6.3; Mat. 21.9. It is the solemn choral ending of the preface. In the old liturgy the second part of the hymn, called Benedictus, was sometimes sung after the elevation. The Sanctus (sometimes called Tersanctus) also includes the Hosanna.
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this angelic anthem: 'Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.'" This is, of course, the text from Matthew which on Palm Sunday at the first station greets the approach of the sacrament.(45) At the cross in Cheap a second boys' choir sang again "like a host of archangels and angels, beautiful in heavenly splendour, in pure white raiment" and they let fall golden coins and leaves of laurel upon the king, recalling the second station of the Palm Sunday liturgy, at which boys, from a high place, threw down cakes and flowers.(46)
In describing the familiar phenomenon of like texts prompting the employment of like melodies, citing the antiphons that begin O quam, Benedictus qui venit, and Hodie, he claims that "no study of them from this perspective has yet been published" (p.
Thomas's youthful-sounding soloists, ten in number, are drawn entirely from the choir, except for Thomas himself, whose pleasing tenor voice is heard in 'Benedictus qui venit'.