I had been looking for a text to set for my boy choir the next season. A week before taking them to England, I was in church singing the hymn 'Come, Holy Spirit' and thinking that the spirit that children bring to music is from God. Suddenly I could hear in my head a flowing piano accompaniment for the hymn tune--something to match and complement the choir's own beauty as well as that of the tune itself. Though other projects waited on the shelf, this piece was finished in a matter of hours. All of us are visited by the creative forces of the Holy Spirit all of the time. But we don't always pay attention.
Digitized with funding from the Center for Regional Studies.
. Based on "Veni Creator Spiritus", plainsong, and arranged for the Albuquerque Boy Choir, which premiered it November 7, 1998 in Albuquerque, with the composer conducting. Voicing/Instrumentation: SATB (SSAT), pno. ASCAP Title Code: 030086541. Date Composed: 1998. Copyright: 1999 Neil A Kjos Music Co (4380 Jutland Drive, San Diego, CA 92117, www.kjos.com). Duration: 3:33. Score/Parts: Neil A Kjos Music Co.
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Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with piano, Veni creator spiritus (Music)
Mauldin, Michael. "Come, Holy Spirit." (1999). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/nm_composer_archive/566