English para. © 1969, 1989 James Quinn, SJ. Publ. by OCP. Music © 2020 GIA.
Item #: G-10307 Status: Available
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Vocal Forces: SATB
Text Source: Latin: Thomas Aquinas, 1227–1274; English para. James Quinn, SJ, 1919–2010
Series: In Spirit and Truth
Difficulty Level: E/M
This edition for Holy Thursday was written to reflect African American idioms. “Pange lingua” has rhythm and motion, yet acknowledges the solemn tone of the liturgical moment. As the ritual action moves from procession to adoration and repose, the setting moves to “Tantum ergo.” Though it, too, should have motion, it is more reflective of this most solemn moment: the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The closing “Amen” ending on a perfect fifth recalls the style of ancient chant and organum.
Categories: African American, Choral/Vocal, Liturgical
Liturgical: Holy Thursday, Body and Blood of Christ
Rites: Eucharist, Eucharistic Adoration / Benediction
Number of Pages: 12