Veni Sancte Spiritus/Veni Creator Spiritus (Heinrich Finck)

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  • (Posted 2015-07-27)  CPDL #36315:     
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2015-07-27).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 350 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Published as a quodlibet of two chant melodies with instrumental accompaniment. We have added the words of the chants to the three instrumental parts to enable choral performance. Translation and musica ficta by John Hetland and the Renaissance Street Singers. 23 Aug 2012

General Information

Title: Veni Sancte Spiritus/Veni Creator Spiritus
Composer: Heinrich Finck

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredLiturgical music

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript 1504 in Nicholas Apel Codex, p. 39v
First published: 1934 in Das Chorwerk, no. 32.10
Description: A quodlibet of two "Veni Spiritus" chants for Pentecost

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Original text and translations

Latin.png Latin text

at Mass:
Véni Sáncte Spíritus,
et emítte coélitus
lúcis túae rádium.

at Second Vespers:
Véni Creátor Spíritus,
méntes tuórum vísita,
ímple supérna grátia
quae tu creásti péctora.

English.png English translation

Come, Holy Spirit,
and send forth the heavenly
ray of your light.

Come, Creator Spirit,
visit the minds of your own,
fill with greatest gratitude
the hearts that you created.