Thursday, May 16, 2013

Alleluia, Emitte Spiritum Tuum ("Send forth Thy Spirit") - an Alleluia for Pentecost

Alleluia, Emitte Spiritum Tuum is the first Alleluia for the Day of Pentecost; here it's sung by the monks of Prinknash Abbey.

The text is from the wonderful Psalm 104, v. 30; here are the words and a translation from a William Byrd page at CPDL (the text of the second Alleluia is in brackets, following that of this, the first):
Alleluia. Emitte Spiritum tuum, et creabuntur et renovabis faciem terrae.
[Alleluia. Veni Sancte Spiritus, reple tuorum corda fidelium: et tui amoris in ei ignem accende. Alleluia.]
Alleluia. Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created, and Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
[Alleluia. Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful: and kindle in them the fire of Thy love. Alleluia.] 
(See also this older post on Alleluia 2.)

Here is the full chant score for Alleluia, Emitte Spiritum Tuum:

Here's Byrd's setting of this text; beautiful!

Recorded LIVE June 2012 as part of the Pentecost Concert "A Musical Festival of Joy and Thanksgiving".
Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Annandale, VA

Sopranos: Allison Mondel & Emily Noel
Altos: Chris Dudley (Director) & Kristen Dubenion-Smith
Tenors: Joe Regan & Jerry Kavinski
Basses: Doug Yocum & Karl Hempel
Classical Concert

Don't forget to read Full Homely Divinity's Pentecost entry!

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:

For some reason, I always really like Pentecost icons; here are three. The first is described as 18th Century Russian, "egg tempera on a wood panel":

There's no information at all on this one (although it's clearly Russian):

This one comes from the website of St. Mark's Coptic Church in Toronto; it's described as "above the South Altar Door by Bedour Latif and Youssef":

And wow!  How great is this 1534 painting by  "Vasco Fernandes, aka. 'Grão Vasco'"?  It's "da capela da portaria do mosteiro de Santa Cruz de Coimbra" - "over the door of the Santa Cruz de Coimbra monastery," that is.

No comments:


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...