O sacrum convivium

O sacrum convivium : Vocal score

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for SATTB and organ continuo Continuing the Church Music Society series of Sweelinck motets, O sacrum convivium (O sacred banquet) is suitable for any Eucharist outside Lent. The middle section in triple time leads into a joyous 'Alleluia'.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 12 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 1mm | 27g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193950197
  • 9780193950191

Review quote

If you think of Sweelinck as a keyboard composer only, prepare for a welcome surprise! . . .They are composed in a strong polyphonic idiom typical of the late Renaissance. The five voices may be supported by organ continuo (a realization is provided in this edition), but the pieces may be performed successfully a cappella. Beati pauperes is in two main sections (the secunda pars follows a perfect cadence), while O sacrum convivium has a joyful section in triple-time before quadruple metre returns for the ingeniously contrapuntal Alleluias that close the motet. Choirs with the resources and skills to perform these works will surely find them excellent additions to their repertoire. * Christopher Maxi, Church Music Quarterly, December 2010 * The edition is excellent, with brief notes on the composers, source, editorial method, text and translation, and performance suggestions. The music of both pieces is splendid. * Jonathan Wikeley, Music Teacher July 2010 *show more

About Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck was a Dutch composer, organist, and teacher, whose work straddled the end of the Renaissance and beginning of the Baroque eras. A famous organist and sought-after teacher, remaining in Amsterdam from childhood until death, Sweelinck was also a leading composer of both vocal and keyboard music.show more