Santos de Dios / Saints of God

Cántico de Despedida y In paradisum / Song of Farewell and In paradisum

Tony Alonso

Engish tr. © 1985, 1989 ICEL. Spanish tr. © 1991 ONBP. Music © 2021 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: Unison, Cantor, Assembly

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Guitar: Yes

Separate Instruments: Flute, Cello, Guitar

Text Source: English tr. Order of Christian Funerals; Spanish tr. Exequias Cristianas

Series: Tu Pueblo Canta

Difficulty Level: E/M


“Saints of God / Santos de Dios” unites the Spanish and English texts of the “Song of Farewell” and “In paradisum” musically, linguistically, and liturgically for bilingual funerals. This setting uses short call-and-response phrases to support congregation participation in the two languages. The flute and cello parts are optional.

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Liturgical: All Souls

Rites: Order of Christian Funerals, Song of Farewell

Scored for: Mixed Ensemble, Strings, Woodwinds

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English; Spanish

Format: Octavo