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Andrew Leung is a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. He has served as Director of Music at St. Pius X Church (Atlanta) and taught Gregorian chant at the Cistercian Monastery of the Holy Spirit (Georgia). For two years, he will be studying in Macau, China.
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“If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus, and the Agnus Dei…that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum Ergo, the Te Deum, and the Litanies sung by the people over any piece of polyphony.”
— Giuseppe Cardinal Sarto, Letter to Msgr. Callegari (1897)

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Tantum Ergo by a French Composer
published 24 March 2016 by Andrew Leung

OLY THURSDAY is finally here. This is the day when the famous Eucharistic text, Tantum Ergo Sacramentum (last two verses of the Pange Lingua), is sung traditionally. Last year, I directed my choir in a setting by French composer, Déodat de Sévérac. It wasn’t an easy piece to learn, but we did it successfully after weeks of practice. I just want to share this beautiful piece with everyone today. A PDF file of the score is available on CPDL. I hope the music helps you enter into deeper prayer.