Come, O Holy Spirit, Come (Pentecost Sequence)
for 2-part choir (treble or mixed) with assembly, piano, flute/clarinet, and opt. organ
text (Veni Sancte Spiritus) trans. by John Mason Neale, adapt. by Paul Westermeyer
music by ZMH
Ritual Prayer Series
GIA Publications, G-8866
The traditional Pentecost sequence is presented here in a new adaptation of Neale's classic translation. The chorus sings in English, accompanied by the piano; the assembly (with optional organ doubling) adds a simple Latin refrain ("Veni Sancte Spiritus"). The obbligato instrument plays only on the refrain.
Commissioned by Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Roseville, MN, and dedicated to Bonita Hanson, in gratitude for her twenty-five years of faithful service as Children's Choir Director.