This lovely setting of St Thomas Aquinas’s famous Corpus Christi text will be useful all year round for church choirs which like to perform unaccompanied motets during the administration of Holy Communion.
With its independently moving parts, gentle chromaticism and slow, lilting 5/4 metre, it is a calming evocation of the mystery of the sacrament. In the second verse, the soprano line escapes upwards as if in aspiration for heaven to which the sacrament leads us.
A recording can be heard here in the video below, by the Orlando Singers in Salisbury Cathedral on 24 February 2019, conducted by the composer:
In 2019, the motet was chosen to feature in the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, being sung at Choral Eucharist in St Giles, Cripplegate, on Sunday 19 May 2019.
Pre-printed: This edition by Chromata Music is in A4 format, four pages long, printed on 135gsm matt-coated paper: 1-4 copies: £1.10 each / 5-15 copies: £0.99 each / 16-30 copies: £0.94 each / 31-50 copies: £0.88 each / 51+ copies: £0.83 each
PrintYourOwn: Alternatively, you can purchase a licence and PDF download from which you can make your own copies (minimum 20 copies), at a cost of £0.70 per licensed copy.
Customers in North America can now inspect and purchase this work through the US distributor, Swirly Music. For all other enquiries about placing orders, or for further information, please contact David via this form.