O sacrum convivium - David Fawcett

Duration: 2'45"
Ensemble: SATB unaccompanied
Grading: Medium
CMP414 Full score £2.50

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This setting of a traditional communion text attributed to St Thomas Aquinas was written in 2020 to mark the election of Fr Lawrence Lew OP as Prior of St Dominic's Priory in London.

The motet elaborates the original plainsong chant as used in the Dominican rite. The plainsong, in metrical form, is taken in turn by the soprano, tenor and alto, before returning to the soprano, while the other parts weave in counterpoint around it.