This piece was intended for the Ordination of Priests
on Ember Saturday of Pentecost of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter in Omaha, NE 2018, whereby the sequence is interrupted and finished after the ordination has taken place.
Here is a rehearsal recording before its premier.
premiere: May 2018 | Cathedral of St. Cecilia, Omaha, NE
Da Virtútis Méritum | 2018 | TTB & organ | 3'
Da virtútis méritum
Da salútis éxitum,
Da perénne gáudium.
Give them virtue's sure reward,
Give them Thy salvation, Lord,
Give them joys that never end.
Verse 10 of the Pentecost Sequence Veni Sancte Spíritu