Composition - - American Recorder Society
Three Eucharistic Plainchant Hymns
By Anthony St. Pierre March 2021
 
A T B or T T B
 
 
Marcel Dupré’s opus 45 organ settings of Gregorian plainchant (1958) inspired these three trios based on Eucharistic plainchant hymns: 'Tantum Ergo' (Therefore, so greatly [we revere the sacrament]), 'Ave Verum Corpus' (Hail True Body), and 'O Salutaris Hostia' (O Saving Victim). Duration: 6'15"
-- Anthony St. Pierre
 
 
Three beautiful and very approachable original trios based on Gregorian chant. The slow pace and easy key signatures make for a lush feast of recorder sound without much technical complication getting in the way, though occasional accidentals appear. The first hymn is longer and has separate parts, while the other two are score only.
-- Glen Shannon
 
 
No. of Recorder Parts: 3
Difficulty: Easy
Occasion: Any
Libraries: New Music for Recorder
Date Added: 04/11/2021
 
Style: Social/Casual, Concert, Laid-back/Slow, Tonal/Melodic, Folk/Traditional, Variations/Fantasies/Adaptations