Goldsmith sought to create a satanic version of the traditional Gregorian chant. He collaborated with the London choirmaster of the orchestra that was helping him. His vision was to create a Black Mass, inverting Latin phrases from the traditional Latin Mass. Goldsmith relates that the choir-master was an expert in Latin assisted him create the chant’s lyrics – Sanguis bebimus/Corpus edimus/Rode corpus Satani/ Ave, ave, versus christus/Ave Satani – which translates as “we drink the blood, we eat the body, consume the body of Satan, Hail Antichrist, Hail Satan!”
2 Flutes (also Picc.)
2 Clarinets in Bb + Bass Cl.