These Things Did Thomas Count as Real

SATB choir and organ, of moderate difficulty, and well worth the challenge. It was a big hit at the 2008 ALCM Region I Conference in Worcester, MA.

Based on a text by Thomas Troeger who, in his own words, "wrote this hymn to help people sing their way past doubt and skepticism." this anthem captures the tension between doubt and faith, the movement from skpticism to belief. It climazes with the overlay of the plainsong "O filii et filiae," closely associated with the "doubting Thomas" Gospel from the Sunday after Easter.