Veni Sancte Spiritus, sometimes called the "Golden Sequence," is a sequence prescribed for the Roman Catholic Mass of Pentecost. It is usually attributed to either the 13th century Pope Innocent III or to the Archbishop of Canterbury Stephen Langton, although it has been attributed to others as well.
Veni Sancte Spiritus is one of only four medieval Sequences which were preserved in the Missale Romanum published in 1570 following the Council of Trent (1545-63). Before Trent many feasts had their own sequences.
It has been arranged by a number of composers, especially during the Renaissance, including Dufay, Josquin, Willaert, Palestrina, Lassus, and Victoria.
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