Pentecost Sequence and Gospel Acclamation

Rob Glover

Translator: Peter Scagnelli

Tr. © 1983 Peter J. Scagnelli. Publ. by WLP. Gospel Verse © 1969, 1981, 1997 ICEL. Ref. © 1985, Setting and Arr. © 2014 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: Unison, Cantor, Assembly

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Guitar: Yes

Separate Instruments: C Instrument, Guitar, 3 or 4 octaves Handbells

Text Source: Sequence: "Veni Sancte Spiritus," attr. Stephen Langston, ca. 1150–1228; tr. Peter J. Scagnelli after Edward Caswall, 1814–1878; Gospel Verse, Lectionary for Mass

Music Source: Ref.: "Celtic Alleluia," Fintan O'Carroll

Series: Ritual Prayer

Difficulty Level: E


There are many ways to present this ritual moment; if you have two cantors, all the better! The lengthy sequence has a feeling of forward motion, thanks to Glover’s appealing tune. The melody blends seamlessly with the “Celtic Alleluia” refrain, providing a grounded response that will be sung confidently by everyone.

Categories: Liturgical

Liturgical: Pentecost, Pentecost A, Pentecost B, Pentecost C

Rites: Sequence

Topical: Holy Spirit

Number of Pages: 8

Language: English

Format: Octavo