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O Sing, my Tongue, of the Mystery

  • Premiere: March 20, 2008 / Grace Episcopal Church / Newton, Massachusetts

  • Instrumentation: Treble Solo, SATB, and Organ

  • Duration: 3:36'

  • Text: English adaptation of Pange lingua gloriosi, by Aquinas

  • Suitable for choirs of all levels

  • Appropriate for worship or concert performance


Program Note


Completed March 19, 2007 in Newton, Massachusetts, this piece was written for the Chancel and Junior Choirs of Grace Episcopal Church, Newton, where I was a staff singer and Director of the Junior Choir. The piece features a contemplative setting of St. Thomas Aquinas' hymn Pange Lingua Gloriosi with my English singing translation. Melodically, the piece is based on the traditional chant associated with the Latin hymn, and the harmonic language provides a satisfying challenge for choirs of all abilities.


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