- Effective combination of Latin and English texts
- Traditional text and melody with original harmonization
- Perfect Opening or Communion processional for Holy Thursday!
This eucharistic processional, ideally suited for Holy Thursday liturgies,
combines the familiar Tantum ergo melody Saint Thomas with a
Gregorian tone setting of Psalm 145. The refrain for this piece consists
of the first phrase of the common melody and can be sung by congregation
with the choir providing an original, preferably a cappella,
SATB harmony. Verses in English, taken from the poetic New American Standard Bible translation,
should be sung alternately by men and women. A concluding doxology precedes
the full statement of the "Saint Thomas" melody by the congregation, which
closes the processional. This work is a simple and powerful way to link a
well-known hymn with the subtle art of chanting.
Order #: 3085
- Liturgical Settings
- a cappella