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Corpus Christi Sequence

Here's my attempt to set the approved English poetic text (based on Lauda Sion by St. Thomas Aquinas) to fixed verses I hope a choir-supported assembly will sing.  One way to do it:  assembly and cantor/choir together on vv. 1-2,5-6,9-10,13-14,17-18; cantor/choir only on 3-4,7-8,11-12,15-16,19-20.  To simplify the song further (try to make the repetition an advantage), you can use the melody for vv. 1-2 for vv. 3-4 (4 times) or vice versa (5 times).  Since vv. 19-20 are lengthened from vv. 3 and 4, if you do the vv. 1-2 melody for vv. 3-4 and its parallels, use the ALT CODA since it's also based on vv. 1-2.  (BTW I thought of writing a different vv. 3-4 with the same harmony as vv. 1-2 so the tunes could be sung together, but though the geek in me likes the idea, I'm afraid that would make assembly singing less likely.)

CorpusChristiSequenceLaudaSion is the leadsheet.  Demo  (about demos)

CorpusChristiSequenceSATBwithNotes includes SATB parts for the second set of verses, coda, and alternate coda, with written notes at the end.

CorpusChristiSequenceLaudaSionShorter is the SATB version with layered staves (fewer pages but not quite as readable because when my manuscript program doesn't offset adjacent notes when it layers) and no end notes
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James R. Celoni,
Jun 8, 2017, 6:30 AM
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James R. Celoni,
Jun 8, 2017, 6:30 AM
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James R. Celoni,
Jun 8, 2017, 6:30 AM
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