Veni Emmanuel Set as a 3-Part Hymn
  • Drake
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    I started writing something polyphonic for the antiphon O Sapientia, but a section of it took on a life of its own, and I split it off into another piece, which became this Veni Emmanuel setting. This piece is still something of a work in progress. I think in its present form, it could be appended to the chant as a recapitulation, provided the chant is sung in F-minor (or this pieces is taken down a half-step to E minor).

    Free PDF and electronic playback are available at the following link, in the hope the piece may be of use:
    https://www.catholicliving.net/veni-emmanuel/
  • CHGiffenCHGiffen
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    Wow! Lovely!!!
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    Thank you for improving my evening.
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  • Drake
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    I have updated the composition to include seven verses rather than just the one. I also fixed a parallel fifth that sneaked by in the original. There are now three arrangements: SSA, TBrB, and SATB.

    https://www.catholicliving.net/veni-emmanuel/