Veni Creator Spiritus (Gregorian chant)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-12-06).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 33 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, translation by John Cosin
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-12-06).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 158 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with melody and separate words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, translation by John Cosin
Editor: St. John's College Freshman Chorus (submitted 2019-03-04).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 224 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: All six verses in Latin and with English translation.
Editor: Abel Di Marco (submitted 2001-03-29).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 5.33 MB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:
Arranger: Abel Di Marco (optional accompaniment)

General Information

Title: Veni Creator Spiritus (Gregorian chant)
Composer: Anonymous (Gregorian chant)
Lyricist: Rabanus Maurus (attr.)

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Unison
Genre: SacredChantOffice hymn for Pentecost

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 93

Description: Most texts describe this chant as in the 8th mode, Hypomixolydian

  • Graduale Romanum, Solesmes, 1961, p. 150*
  • The Liber Usualis, Solesmes, 1961, p. 885
  • Chants of the Church, Solesmes, 1956, p. 157

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Veni Creator Spiritus.