Required Resources: Organ
The familiar melody to the great Eucharistic hymn by Saint Thomas Aquinas, Pange lingua gloriosi, is the basis for this prelude.
The melody is played once through in half notes on a 4-foot pedal stop.
The manuals add a chordal accompaniment moving in half and quarter notes.
The music makes smooth transitions among several time signatures, preserving well the feel of the original chant.
Easy to play, this prelude would make an appropriate Communion meditation for any Sunday, and would be particularly useful during Holy Week.