Pange Lingua Gloriosi
Choral Music for Holy Week
Celebrate our salvation with 24 powerful choral works for use throughout Holy Week.
"Sing, my tongue, the Savior's glory, of his flesh the mystery sing; of the Blood, all price exceeding, shed by our immortal King, destined, for the world's redemption, from a noble womb to spring."
—Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225 &ndash 1274)
Give voice and body to the Paschal Mystery
As a follow-up to Verbum Caro: Choral Music for Advent Lessons and Carols, this collection of choral music for Holy Week reinforces the central importance of the communal experience. From chant to polyphonic choral music, Pange Lingua Gloriosi invites the choir and assembly to take part in bringing voice and body to the Paschal Mystery.
Celebrate our salvation through song
The commemoration of Christ's Passion in Holy Week is a physical act of remembrance for the assembly. Music plays an essential role during this holiest of weeks, as we not only recount a story of old, but celebrate—through ritual—the events directly responsible for our salvation. Filled with the artistry of some of today's leading classical choral musicians, these beautiful recordings are a fantastic resource for mediation and listening.
Enjoy ritual-specific pieces, as well as versatile reflections
A wonderful setting of the introit for Palm Sunday, Brian Luckner's "Hosanna to the Son of David" is one of a number of pieces intended for specific ritual moments. Others draw from readings or liturgical action, such as Mary Van Houten's "Are You Not Aware"—an application of the Romans text from the Paschal Vigil. There are also emotional reflections on Christ's sacrifice, which are more versatile in use. Featuring nine individual anthems that can be spread across Lent and Easter, Jane Hawes' "The Seven Last Words of Christ" is equally effective as a larger work during Stations of the Cross.
Bring these choral works to life
Looking for a way to share this collection with your community? The Pange Lingua Gloriosi octavo packet gathers 15 of these stunning works into one convenient resource. Give your choir the arrangements they need to enrich worship and inspire assembly participation throughout Holy Week.
Also available as an MP3 playlist.
Tracks: Pange Lingua Gloriosi | Hosanna to the Son of David | Loving Lamb | Into the Woods My Master Went | The Seven Last Words of Christ [Wondrous Love, Windham/Kedron, Bethel, Home, Cross of Christ, North Port, Wondrous Cross, Detroit, Wondrous Love (Reprise)] | We Glory In Your Cross, O Lord | Ubi Caritas | O Sacrum Convivum| Ave Verum Corpus | O Cross | The Reproaches | Holy God, Holy and Mighty | Gethsemane Prayer | Faithful Cross | Exsultet | Are You Not Aware