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Tantum Ergo
SATB Choir and Organ
$3.00 per score

About the Work

Tantum Ergo was premiered by the choir of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, conducted by David Sinden, Director of Music.  I finished this piece in early August of 2021, right as choirs were returning to in-person singing after many long months of silence during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is scored for SATB or SA voices, accompanied by organ and a descant. 



Tantum ergo Sacramentum
Veneremur cernui:
Et antiquum documentum
Novo cedat ritui:
Præstet fides supplementum
Sensuum defectui.

Genitori, Genitoque
Laus et Jubilatio,
Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Sit et benedictio:
Procedenti ab utroque
Compar sit laudatio.


Hence so greatly the Sacrament

Let us venerate with heads bowed 

And let the old practice 

Give way to the new rite;

Let faith provide a supplement

For the failure of the senses.

To the Begetter and the Begotten 

Be praise and jubilation,

Hail, honor, virtue also,

And blessing too:

To the One proceeding from Both

Let there be equal praise.

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