Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Introit for the Day of Pentecost: Spiritus Domini ("The Spirit of the Lord")

Here's an mp3 of this introit from JoguesChant, and this is their translation:
The Spirit of the Lord has filled the whole world, alleluia; and that which contains all things, knows every language spoken by men, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered; and let those who hate him flee before his face.

Here's a video of the chant:

Here's the full chant score. The text comes from Wisdom 1:7 and Psalm 68:1-2.

Here's another video of this Introit:

The very familiar readings for the day are here.  And there is more Pentecost chant (and other) stuff here - including audio and video of some of the great and marvelous hymnody for this day.   

Full Homely Divinity's Pentecost entry is most definitely worth a read, too.

Here are links to all the propers on the day, from the Benedictines of Brazil:

Dominica Pentecostes ad Missam in die
Introitus:  Spiritus Domini (cum Gloria Patri)(5m07.0s - 4798 kb)  view score
Alleluia: Emitte Spiritum tuum (1m55.4s - 1806 kb)  view score
Alleluia: Veni, Sancte Spiritus (2m02.9s - 1922 kb)  view score
Sequentia: Veni, Sancte Spiritus (2m29.7s - 2341 kb)  view score
Offertorium: Confirma hoc, Deus (1m35.3s - 1491 kb)  view score
Communio: Factus est repente (1m16.3s - 1195 kb)  view score
Ad dimittendum populum: Ite missa est (28.7s - 451 kb)  view score

And here are Chantblog posts on the Pentecost propers:

The tempera-on-wood Pentecost painting below is by Duccio di Buoninsegna, from about 1310. It's 37.5 x 42.5 cm, and was formerly housed in the Cathedral in Siena, Italy. It's now in the collection of the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo there.

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