composed by La Rue
Pierre de La Rue (1452-1518) was a composer a in the Renaissance period. He is one of representative Franco-Flemish composers along with Josquin des Prez (1450-1521). ‘O salutaris Hostia’ (O Sving Victim ) is one of the Eucharistic hymns. Many composers, Tallis, Byrd, Charpentier, Rossini, Arriaga, Gounod, Elgar, etc. composed ‘O salutaris Hostia’. La Rue’s one is short and simple but sublime and very impressive.
Score & part notes
- String quartet (2 Violins, 2 Violas & Violoncello)
- Wood Quartet (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet & Bassoon)
- Double-Reeds Quartet (2 Oboes, English Horn & Bassoon)