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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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"I am of the opinion, to be sure, that the old rite should be granted much more generously to all those who desire it. It’s impossible to see what could be dangerous or unacceptable about that. A community is calling its very being into question when it suddenly declares that what until now was its holiest and highest possession is strictly forbidden, and when it makes the longing for it seem downright indecent. Can it be trusted any more about anything else? Won’t it proscribe tomorrow what it prescribes today?"
— Pope Benedict XVI, writing in 1997

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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.