Veni Sancte Spiritus

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The title, "Veni Sancte Spiritus", is Latin for 'Come Holy Spirit'.

The music for this hymn was the second of two pieces I did on Logic Pro 8 back in 2010, when a uni friend taught me how to use a sequencer. I played all the parts; he quantised and mixed them. Fast forward to today, Pentecost Sunday, and I recorded these vocals, and later bounced the tracks on FL 10.

The vocals are undoubtedly imperfect and need improvement. I'm also aware that I had a previous version of it, where I sang a little bit over the bridge, but this version's bridge is empty. Regardless, I'm submitting this anyway, because this Sunday holds a very special place in my heart... and this hymn is one of the most heartfelt prayers I've been able to sing.

(And if you're asking me about FL 11, NO, I haven't gotten around to renewing my key yet.)

This is a cover; composer unknown (at least I don't know who the composer is :S ).


The lyrics are the exact same as the sequence in the Sunday missal:

Holy Spirit, Lord of light,
From the clear celestial height,
Thy pure beaming radiance give

Come, Thou Father of the poor,
Come with treasures which endure,
Come, Thou light of all that live

Thou, of all consolers best,
Thou, the soul's delightful guest,
Dost refreshing peace bestow

Thou in toil art comfort sweet,
Pleasant coolness in the heat,
Solace in the midst of woe...

Light immortal, light divine,
Visit Thou these hearts of Thine
And our inmost being fill

If Thou take thy grace away,
Nothing pure in man will stay:
All his good is turned to ill

Heal our wounds, our strength renew,
On our dryness, pour Thy dew,
Wash the stains of guilt away

Bend the stubborn heart and will,
Melt the frozen, warm the chill,
Guide the steps that go astray...

Thou, on us who evermore
Thee confess and Thee adore,
With Thy sevenfold gifts, descend

Give us comfort when we die,
Give us life with Thee on high
Give us joys that never end...

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Lovely piece! Judging from one of the last few reviews and the authors comments you don't need me to tell you about the dryness of the recording. Oh well. We've all had pieces with issues we were still incredibly proud of. I over look bigger issues in my own work all the damn time so I'd be a hypocrite to hold anbything against you. The track is still really well done, well written and well sung. Good job Trois!!

Troisnyx responds:

Thank you. <3 While this is a cover, it's one of those pieces I hold to heart: when I first heard it, it was as if light rushed through my veins. Considering this is the Pentecost Sequence... justice or no justice done, I'm just glad and grateful to have sung it.

Very Very GOOD =D

Troisnyx responds:

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it! : )

The voices still sound weird, I'd like to take a look at it if you let me. There's something bugging me in there, it's like if you just put a high-pass filter in there, it feels a little bit wrong.

As always, brilliant.

Troisnyx responds:

And NG didn't even tell me there was an audio review! D:

I think you're quite right to point that out -- Step himself, when judging my NGAPTAC submission, noted that he has the *exact same mic* as I do, and to bring out the vocal presence, it almost always sounds like a high-pass filter has been put through that thing. What I do know is this: on Audacity, I tried to avert the problem by boosting the bass frequencies on all voice tracks, and then bouncing the tracks on FL and EQing them accordingly.

If you'd like the FLP with the sounds in them, I'll be glad to pass them to you -- please, please do take a look. Thanks for listening! x

Very nice, if a little rough. But, like you, the day of Pentecost holds a very special place for me, as well.

I really enjoyed listening to this. Very nice work.

Troisnyx responds:

Thank you! ^_^

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4.91 / 5.00

May 19, 2013
10:09 AM EDT
File Info
4.8 MB
4 min 13 sec

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