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O Salutaris Hostia


O Salutaris Hostia is one of Ēriks Ešenvalds’ most popular pieces. Originally written for female voices, the composer later created a version for full choir on which this arrangement is based. It has a gentle meditation with the two soloists drifting across the soft band accompaniment, alternately echoing and imitating each other or joining together in thirds. The effect is quietly ecstatic, a brief moment of adoration and wonderment.

This arrangement can be played with either two cornets or two euphoniums as soloists as the accompaniment works just as effectively with either.

Item Code: EP68779
Duration: 3'30"
Grade: Second Section bands and above

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