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Holy Spirit Come Upon Us for mixed choir
"Holy Spirit Come Upon Us" ("Heiliger Geist komm über uns") is a popular and successful choral work with choirs and audiences.
The melodious catchy tune is almost infectious to sing along, clap along and is a musical highlight at Pentecost and at confirmations.
The choral movement convinces with independent voice leading, text distribution and voice crossings, which are quickly rehearsed within the choir and awaken joy in their own voice melody.
The syncopated movements, which the organ/piano anticipates for the choir in the prelude and interlude, are continued in the choral movement in the upper three voices and contribute to a driving "groove" which beautifully conveys the petition "Holy Spirit come upon us".
Rhythmic balance and vocal foundation are provided as a counterweight by the bass voice with quarter movements in the style of an "alternating bass" and in the chorus as a "walking bass".The interspersing of the Latin Pentecost sequence\"Veni sancte spiritus" gives the chorus and the work as a whole an additional "spice".
Holy Spirit Themes