Veni Sancte Spiritus (Come, Holy Spirit), K. 47, is a sacred composition for choir and orchestra by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He wrote it in Vienna in 1768 at age 12. He scored the work in C major for mixed choir SATB with a few solo lines, orchestra and organ. The text is a Pentecostal antiphon, Ad invocandum Spiritum Sanctum (For invoking the Holy Spirit), which begins with the same words as the sequence Veni Sancte Spiritus, but continues differently. Mozart added the subtitle Offertorium, mentioning the intended use during the offertory of a church service. The beginning of the words suggests Pentecost, but the general call for the Holy Spirit seems more likely to have been composed in the fall.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Veni Sancte Spiritus en do majeur, KV 47
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Veni Sancte Spiritus in do maggiore, KV 47
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Veni Sancte Spiritus C-dur, KV 47