Tantum Ergo - David Truslove

Duration: 2'30"
Ensemble: SSATB unaccompanied
Grading: Medium
CMP196 Full score £2.50

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My setting of Tantum ergo was written to complement my setting of O Salutaris for performances at Benediction. It can of course also be performed at communion services. While both pieces share the same key (D major), Tantum ergo is based on a changing metrical pattern with 5/4 used in alternate bars. To the four vocal parts in verse 1 an additional soprano line is added – in the manner of a descant. Its devotional character and uncomplicated idiom should appeal to choirs of most abilities.