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The information about the sources and the particular context of each song is a work in progress. These summaries, variously based on the observations of composers, writers, and/or authoritative interpreters of each song, are provided to assist in the presentation, teaching, and performance of this music. We welcome additional or corrective information to this resource, which may be sent to worshipweb@uua.org.

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Vieni Spirito Creatore

One of four songs in Singing the Journey which comes from theTaizé tradition (see De Noche). Jacques Berthier (1923-1994) became the principal composer for theTaizé monastic community in the south of France. A celebrated liturgical composer, Berthier served as organist for the Church of St. Ignatius, the Jesuit Church in Paris, from 1961 until his death in 1994. In 1975, the brothers ofTaizé charged Berthier to "write simple chants to be sung by the young folk who come every summer toTaizé from every part of the world." The vast collection of this simple, heartfelt music makes it true effect through calm repetition. It is the music of meditation.

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Last updated on Monday, April 9, 2012.

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