Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868): O salutaris hostia

When most people think of Gioacchino Rossini they tend to associate his with his lighthearted operas such the The Italian Girl in Algiers or The Barber of Seville but he also composed sacred music, including his setting of the Stabat mater and his Mass setting the Petite messe solennelle. His exquisite setting of ‘O salutaris…