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Sequence for Pentecost: Mode I (guitar and voice)



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I uploaded this to my web site at http://www.topcatholicsongs.com/sequence-for-pentecost as a teaching guide and thought I'd share it here.

Sequence for Pentecost. Voice and 6-string nylon string guitar performed by Richard Schletty. Text: Sequence for Pentecost, 13th Century; translated by Peter Scagnelli, © 1983. Tune: Mode I; accompaniment by Adrian Engels, © Interkerkelijke Stichting voor het Kerklied.

There are two days on the church calendar (Easter and Pentecost) when the liturgy calls for a "sequence," a special hymn that may be sung or recited before the gospel. The sequence for Pentecost dates from the 12th century. This setting's text is an English translation by Peter Scagnelli. It is #981 in GIA's RitualSong hymnbook and #470 in GIA's Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition.

The song art is the center portion of a massive 50-foot-wide mural I painted for Holy Spirit Parish a few years ago.
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Holy Spirit, Lord Divine,
Come, from heights of heav’n and shine.
Come with blessed radiance bright!

Come, O Father of the poor,
Come, whose treasured gifts endure.
Come, our heart’s unfailing light!

Of consolers, wisest, best,
And our souls’ most welcome guest,
Sweet refreshment, sweet repose.

In our labor rest most sweet,
Pleasant coolness in the heat,
Consolation in our woes.

Light most blessed, shine with grace
In our heart’s most secret place,
Fill your faithful through and through!

Left without your presence here,
Life itself would disappear,
Nothing thrives apart from you!

Cleanse our soiled hearts of sin,
Arid souls refresh within,
Wounded lives to health restore!

Bend the stubborn heart and will,
Melt the frozen, warm the chill,
Guide the wayward home once more!

On the faithful who are true
And profess their faith in you,
In your sev’n-fold gift descend!

Give us virtue’s sure reward,
Give us your salvation, Lord,
Give us joys that never end!
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Uploaded: May 27, 2015 - 12:28:53 AM
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andreasvanharen said 1607 days ago (May 27th, 2015)
Great Job!
A great song that is sung beautifully, Richard. Nice job!
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RichardSchletty said 1600 days ago (June 2nd, 2015)
Thanks. Wish I could take more credit for the words and melody. Just performing a very old piece with a guitar lift.
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awigze said 1606 days ago (May 27th, 2015)
Timely and heart felt... blessings!
a great work -
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RichardSchletty said 1606 days ago (May 28th, 2015)
Thanks, awigze
It's a song that has been in the works since the 13th century. I'm just trying to contemporize it a bit..
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PeterB7858 said 1601 days ago (June 2nd, 2015)
Fine performance, Richard. Very well sung.. Thanks, Peter.
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RichardSchletty said 1600 days ago (June 2nd, 2015)
Many thanks for taking it for a spin.
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MikeRobinson said 1600 days ago (June 2nd, 2015)
In a word, this is why I so enjoy (specifically ... of all the so-many music sites on the Internet ...) MacJams.   Where else would you find music like this?

The arrangement and performance is exquisite ... as is the superbly poetic English translation of a very thought-provoking “modern” psalm.

... and:   “you painted that?!”   Wow.
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RichardSchletty said 1600 days ago (June 2nd, 2015)
Yes, I painted it. It was quite a summer project. Nearly ruined my regular graphic design business as I rode a battery powered lift all along a 50ft x 30ft high wall. Details here: Grasped by the Holy Spirit mural
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Philip18 said 1600 days ago (June 3rd, 2015)
Sequence for Pentecost
Beautiful song, beautifully done. I enjoyed it!
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Name: Richard Schletty
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