Use: Communion, Holy Thursday, Benediction
Required Resources: SATB choir
This concise motet for a cappella SATB choir sets the last two verses of
Saint Thomas Aquinas' great Eucharistic hymn Pange lingua gloriosi.
The "Tantum ergo sacramentum..." and "Genitori Genitoque..." verses share
the same homophonic modal music. The meticulous voice leading is crafted
such that the lines are superbly singable -- and the ranges are well within
the comfort limits of the average church choir. Tantum ergo sacramentum
would make a beautiful communion piece on any Sunday, and might be
particularly appropriate for Holy Thursday or Benediction.
Order #: 5099
- Choral Music
- SATB Choir
- a cappella