I don't know if you can level up in Catholicism, but I just sang O Salutaris Hostia
in Latin as a lullaby to my 2-year-old.
The popular hymns 'O Salutaris Hostia
' and 'Tantum Ergo,' commonly sung in the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament here, were composed by St.
Collegium Regale - Howells; O salutaris hostia
Is it not at least possible that a seemingly experimental work like O salutaris hostia
was written by the eighteen-year-old Byrd in 1557 or 1558, before the accession of Elizabeth?
Thomas authored the hymns O Salutaris Hostia
, Tantum Ergo and Adoro Te Devote.
I remember our pastor walking the host slowly around the church, blessing the congregation, while my classmates and I sang O Salutaris Hostia
, dutifully stumbling through the intricate Latin.
Such elements were reflected in Thomas Jennefelt's O Salutaris Hostia
, with its wild rustic dance flavour.
11am Choral Eucharist, Introit: Almightly God which hast - Ford, Hymns, Darke in F, Lord thou hast been our refuge - Walker, O Salutaris hostia
At first a small streak of smoke would appear rising up between the trio, then a huge cloud as all knelt and the priest incensed the Blessed Sacrament while the congregation sang O Salutaris Hostia
. After the first verse of Tantum Ergo, another hymn, the same sweet-smelling smoke ritual occurred again.
11am Sung Eucharist: Victoria - missa ave regina coelorum, Elgar 0 O salutaris hostia
The inclusion of O Salutaris Hostia
and O Sapientiae by the modern Swedish composer Jennefelt, though seemingly out of context, added a frisson of daring and a touch of spice to an impressive concert performance.
After such high-octane drama Ex-Cathedra's late night free concert was a most welcome contrast: a sequence of unaccompanied sacred music from the 9th century Veni Sancte Spiritus to Thomas Jennefelt's O Salutaris Hostia
, commissioned last year by Jeffrey Skidmore and a worthy addition to the choir's repertory.