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Sleepthief Christmas Track: "Tollite Hostias"

Justin Elswick has released a special Christmas track as a free download. Justin is a great artist and be sure to visit his pages, as well as check out his music as Sleepthief.

“This is a variation of the choral piece “Tollite Hostias,” which is part of the the CHRISTMAS ORATORIO by French composer, Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns. For this version, I added a vocalise intro, and a 4-measure phrase (“Benedicamus, Gloria Filio”) which is not in the original. Also, I decided to have a single soprano voice (provided by the incredible Lauralyn Curtis) sing the piece.

The Latin words are based on Psalm 95 (96):9-13: 
Tollite hostias, et adorate Dominum in atrio sancto ejus. Benedicamus, Gloria Filio. Laetentur coeli, et exultet terra facie Domini, quoniam venit. Alleluia.

Translation: 
Bring offerings and worship the Lord in his holy habitation. Let us bless [and give glory to) the Son. Let the heavens rejoice and the earth exult in the presence of the Lord, for he comes. Hallelujah.”

Tollite Hostias by SLEEPTHIEF

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