Locus isteGordon Thornett - Gordon Thornett
This setting of ’Locus iste' was written in 2020 for the Nidarosdomens Guttekor, a choir of boys and men, based at the Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway. It is set for SATB, with divisi, and includes two short solo sections. It may be performed 'a cappella', or with the optional organ accompaniment provided. The piece is suitable for use either as a church anthem, or for concert performance.
Here are the Latin words, followed by an English translation.
Locus iste a Deo factus est,
This place was made by God,
a priceless sacrament;
it is without reproach.