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Track(s) taken from CDGIM009

Pange lingua … Corporis

author of text
Processional for the Feast of Corpus Christi

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Recording details: Unknown
Merton College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Mike Clements
Release date: February 1986
Total duration: 3 minutes 36 seconds

Cover artwork: The Deposition by Gérard David (active 1484-1523)
Reproduced by permission of The Trustees, The National Gallery, London

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The eucharistic text of Pange lingua gloriosi Corporis mysterium was written in 1263 by the Italian scholar-priest St Thomas Aquinas at the request of the Pope to fit the melody of Pange lingua gloriosi proelium certaminis, Venantius Fortunatus’s famous sixth-century hymn in honour of the Cross. The melody was used by Holst in The Hymn of Jesus and by Charles Wood (to its original text) in his St Mark Passion.

from notes by Collegium Records © 2000

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