For SAB Choir - This is a classic! Use anytime of year.
The musical source for this well-known piece is Tye’s 1553 publication The Actes of the Apostles, a rendering of that New Testament book in metrical verse together with a musical setting for each chapter. The music for ‘Laudate nomen’ is the setting for Chapter 4 in Tye’s version; however, the Latin text with which the music is now generally associated is a later anonymous contrafactum, or substitute text, being a paraphrase of the first verse of Psalm 112.
Learning tracks are available for this piece! After you download the piece, you can access the tracks by clicking the link on the last page of the .pdf.
The recording is of the original version in Latin, which can be found here.
O come, ye servants of the Lord, and praise his holy name;
from early morn to setting sun his might on earth proclaim.
His laws are just, and glad the heart;
he makes his mercies known:
Ye princes come, ye people too, and bow before his throne.