Use: Triduum, Eucharist, Benediction
Required Resources: SATB choir
Here are two easy SATB choral settings of the Aquinas text, Tantum ergo sacramentum.
Both are products of early 20th century Europe, the first, by René Vierne, calls for organ accompaniment; the second, by Wendelin Knuaschner, is a cappella.
René Vierne (1878-1918), whose serene style has been described as delicately lyrical, was the younger brother of the famous organist/composer Louis Vierne.
He died in World War I, as did Louis' 17-year-old son, Jacques Vierne.
Wendelin Knauschner (1863-1934) was a well-known musician of the Bohemian School.
He was known for his symphony Titanic which he composed after the shipwreck of the Titanic.
One of the main German-language composers and musicians of his era, Knautschner also distinguished himself with a number of organ compositions.
These settings are edited by Andreas Willscher, an organist, author and composer living in Hamburg, Germany.
One of his passions is collecting the sacred music of lesser known composers.
He has served as organist at the conventual church of Saint Francis (OFM) in Barmbek-Kranichweg (Hamburg), Germany, since 1971.
Order #: 7092
- Treasury Series
- SATB Choir
- a cappella