Text from Psalm 104. Featuring Mary Lee McNally, Alto.
A hymn I especially love to sing once a year is the Sequence of Pentecost; Veni Sancte Spiritus (Come, Holy Spirit), a medieval sequence usually attributed to either the thirteenth-century Pope Innocent III or to the Archbishop of Canterbury Stephen Langton:
Veni Sancte Spiritus is one of only four medieval Sequences which were preserved in the Missale Romanum published in 1570 following the Council of Trent (1545-63). Before Trent many feasts had their own sequences. It is still sung today.
Here’s another one with alternating male and female voices: