Music for Sung Mass of Pentecost

This Sunday as we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, our Sung Mass has some of the most beautiful Pentecost music on offer. The Mass setting will be Mozart’s Missa Brevis in D Minor (KV 65), with the Offertory and Communion Motets taken from texts of the Divine Office for Pentecost. The Offertory Motet, Loquebantur variis linguis is the Second Responsary at Matins on the feast of Pentecost, and the Communion Motet, Hodie completi sunt is taken from the Second Vespers of Pentecost. The text (roughly, Now is the Paschal Season past) reflects the feast of Pentecost as the final day of the Easter season, and the fulfilment of the promises made by the Risen Lord to His disciples.