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O Sacrum Convivium for Brass Ensemble

By Lawrence Killian

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Brass Choir or Ensemble - Advanced - Digital Download
Arranged by Lawrence Killian. Score, Set of Parts. 17 pages. Published by Lassus Publications (H0.637299-SC001448497).

Item Number: H0.637299-SC001448497

Olivier Messiaen's beautiful setting works really well transcribed for brass, especially in a large church. The arrangement is scored for 10-piece brass ensemble: 3 trumpets (Bb), flugelhorn, two horns (F) with a substitute euphonium part for second horn, three trombones and tuba.

Wikipedia: O Sacrum Convivium is a Latin prose text honoring the Blessed Sacrament. It was included as an antiphon to Magnificat in the vespers of the liturgical office on the feast of Corpus Christi. The text of the office is attributed with some probability to Saint Thomas Aquinas. Its sentiments express the profound affinity of the Eucharistic celebration, described as a banquet, to the Paschal mystery: "O sacred banquet at which Christ is consumed, the memory of his Passion is recalled, our souls are filled with grace, and the pledge of future glory is given to us."

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