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  • Writer's pictureFr. Scott Haynes

Veni Sancte Spiritus, Mozart

Veni Sancte Spiritus (Come, Holy Spirit), K. 47, is a sacred composition for choir and orchestra by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He wrote it in Vienna in 1768 at age 12. He scored the work in C major for mixed choir SATB with a few solo lines, orchestra and organ. The text is a antiphon for the Sunday of Pentecost, Ad invocandum Spiritum Sanctum (For invoking the Holy Spirit). Mozart added the subtitle Offertorium, mentioning the intended use during the offertory of Mass. Enjoy the beautiful setting of Veni Sancte Spiritus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.


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