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Who is the composer of Veni Creator Spiritus?

Who is the composer of Veni Creator Spiritus?

Veni Creator Spiritus (Come, Creator Spirit) is a traditional Christian hymn believed to have been written by Rabanus Maurus, a 9th-century German monk, teacher, and archbishop. When the original Latin text is used, it is normally sung in Gregorian Chant.

What did Rabanus Maurus sing at Pentecost?

Rabanus composed a number of hymns, the most famous of which is the Veni Creator Spiritus. This is a hymn to the Holy Spirit often sung at Pentecost and at ordinations. It is known in English through many translations, including Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire; Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest; and Creator Spirit, by whose aid.

Who was Rabanus Maurus and what did he do?

Rabanus Maurus (left) with Alcuin presents his work to Otgar of Mainz (right). Illustration from a Fulda manuscript, c. 830–840.

When is the feast day of Rabanus Maurus?

In the most recent edition of the Roman Martyrology ( Martyrologium Romanum, 2004, pp. 133), his feast is given as 4 February and he is qualified as a Saint (‘sanctus’). Page from Rabanus’ De rerum naturis. Rabanus was born of noble parents in Mainz.

Who is the creator of the Veni Hymnus?

Veni, Creator Spiritus – Hymnus (tonus monasticus) in Festo Pentecostes Artist Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of St. Maurice & St. Maur, Clevaux Licensed to YouTube by UMG (on behalf of Decca Music Group Ltd.); Public Domain Compositions, and 1 Music Rights Societies Show moreShow less Loading… Advertisement

Who was the first composer to harmonize the Veni?

Johann Sebastian Bach harmonized “Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist” for his four-part chorale BWV 370, and also used the tune as the basis for his chorale prelude for organ BWV 631 (1708–1717), which he later extended as BWV 667 (1750). Anton Bruckner harmonized the original tune for voice and organ as his motet WAB 50 (c. 1884).

Which is an example of the Creator Spirit?

It has been translated into several languages; one English example is “Creator Spirit! by whose aid”, written 1690 by John Dryden and published in The Church Hymn book 1872 (n. 313); one of the earlier is the 1627 version “Come Holy Ghost, our souls inspire” by Bishop John Cosin.