This should be an intriguing match-up. Most of the NPM top-25 songs have been going down in polling in either the first round or in the second. Today we have the penultimate Theological Thirty-Two pairing, in which one will survive and one will be eliminated. By the middle of next week, we’ll be down to the Spiritual Sixteen, an even half of which will be populated by those NPM seeds. But that’s getting ahead of things. Today, first your poll:
The six-seed here combines two of the NPM’s songs, as you know. “Tantum Ergo” is part of the larger work “Pange Lingua.”
If memory serves, “We Are Called” was part of David Haas’s first collection of RCIA music. It’s interesting that his two entries in the Dance, his two arguably most popular songs, we “buried” in the series focused on the rites of Christian Initiation, Who Calls You By Name. RCIA points to the deepest Christian mystery, and Pange Lingua is embedded in our celebration of it. More than intriguing, this is a very fitting match-up. Vote away; you have 72 hours.