O salutaris hostia

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The motet O salutaris hostia exists in two versions, one from 1915, and a slightly longer one, for different forces, from 1916.


Four part male a cappella chorus (1915)
Four part mixed a cappella chorus (1916)


Order the score from Cantus Quercus Press:
CQ2015 O Salutaris Hostia, $1.65
Includes both the 1915 version for Alto, Tenor, Baritone and Bass (or Countertenor, Tenor, Baritone and Bass), and the 1916 version (eight measures longer) for SATB. This a cappella setting of the hymn text by St. Thomas Aquinas ("O saving victim, open wide the gate of heaven to man below"), is challengingly chromatic and expressive. Duration, each about 3'00" +. Latin text.

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