…. and have come with gifts to worship the Lord”.
This simple Communion for the Solemn Feast of Epiphany is a gem in miniature. A wonderful example of Mode 4, the first phrase literally “paints” a picture of the wise men’s long journey with drops of a 4th, giving it an exotic flair.
The second phrase peaks on the word venimus (have come), and again gently descends a 4th as it leads to its final resting place on the words adorare Dominum (worship the Lord).