The motets Sanctificavit and Da Pacem are taken from the chants proper to this Sunday’s Mass. The proper chants at this time of the liturgical years begin to move away from the theme of first fruits toward the final harvest, of the growing season as well as of the end-times. This Sunday’s chant themes, then, focus on the pilgrimage to the heavenly Jerusalem (city of peace: shalom or pacem), where the great banquet is being prepared by Christ the new Moses (Sanctificavit).
- Giovanni P. di Palestrina (ca. 1525-1594):
- Sanctificavit Orlande de Lassus (1532?-1594):
- O Lux, beata Trinitas
- Magnificat Primi Toni
- Da Pacem, Domine