Two Motets for Worship composed by James Biery. For SATB choir, a cappella. General. Medium. Octavo. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.50-2518).
James Biery brings a new perspective to these traditional Latin hymns with new four-part strophic settings. With singable voice lines of modest difficulty, these motets have an expressive and beautifully shaped structure. The Latin texts are traditionally used at Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament; the English texts (which are not a translation of the Latin) will find frequent usage as short anthems or as Introit and Benediction responses in Protestant services.
O Rise and Sing
O salutaris hostia
Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing
Tantum ergo Sacramentum.