Missa de Venerabile Sacramento


Information booklet about the recording of Cantores Sancti Gregorii. This programme is built around the reconstruction of the early 16th century liturgical practice in the Heilige Stede Kapel in Amsterdam, namely, the votive Mass of the Blessed Sacrament celebrated weekly together with the procession with the Miraculous Host. The central piece of this concert is the famous Occo Codex, luxurious choirbook made for Heilige Stede Kapel by the workshop of Petrus Alamire, from which we chose Josquin's Missa Pange lingua and several motets connected to the devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. Plainchant and other liturgical elements also come from graduals and missals of local provenance.


℣. Dóminus vobíscum.

℟. Et cum spíritu tuo.


Fac nos, quæsumus, Dómine, divinitátis

tuæ sempitérna fruitióne

repléri: quam pretiósi Corporis et Sanguinis

tui temporalis percéptio præfigúrat:

Qui vivis et regnas cum Deo Patre, in

unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia

saecula saeculorum.

℟. Amen.

℣. Dóminus vobíscum.

℟. Et cum spíritu tuo.

℣. Ite, Missa est.

℟. Deo gratias.


℣. The Lord be with you.

℟. And with thy spirit.

Let us pray.

Grant, we beseech You, O Lord,

that we may be filled with that

everlasting enjoyment of Your Godhead,

as fore‐shadowed here on earth

by the par‐taking of Your precious

Body and Blood.

Who livest and reignest with God the

Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, world without end.

℟. Amen

℣. The Lord be with you.

℟. And with thy spirit.

℣. Go, the Mass is ended.

℟. Thanks be to God.

Tantum ergo Sacramentum

Veneremur cernui:

Et antiquum documentum

Novo cedat ritui:

Praestet fides supplementum

Sensuum defectui.

Genitori, Genitoque

Laus et iubilatio,

Salus, honor, virtus quoque

Sit et benedictio:

Procedenti ab utroque

Compar sit laudatio.

Down in adoration falling,

Lo! the sacred Host we hail,

Lo! oeʹr ancient forms departing

Newer rites of grace prevail;

Faith for all defects supplying,

Where the feeble senses fail.

To the everlasting Father,

And the Son Who reigns on high

With the Holy Spirit proceeding

Forth from each eternally,

Be salvation, honor blessing,

Might and endless majesty.

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