Offertorium de Sanctissimo Sacramento (Mozart)

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About this Piece

TitleOffertorium de Sanctissimo Sacramento
ComposerLeopold Mozart (1717 – 1787)
KeyA major
Year1750
PeriodClassical

This piece is a setting of Vulgate Psalm 22:5 and of the “O Sacrum Convivum,” written possibly by Thomas Aquinas.

Translation

LatinEnglish
Parasti in conspectu meo mensamYou have prepared in my sight a table
adversus eos qui tribulant meagainst those who challenge me.
O sacrum conviviumO sacred feast
in quo Christus sumiturin which Christ will be received,
recolitur memoria passionis eius[where] the memory of his passion will be recalled,
mens impletur gratia[where] the mind will be imbued with grace
et futuræ gloriæ nobis pignus datur.and of future glory to us a pledge will be given.
Alleluia.Alleluia.

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