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Vexilla regis prodeunt

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Vexilla regis has always been one of the most renowned of early hymns, its imperial imagery a vivid reminder of the Christianizing of the Roman empire (a vexilla is the banner at the head of a Roman legion). Reputedly this hymn was written in 569 to welcome a procession bringing a fragment of the ’ true Cross’ to the convent of Poitiers.

from notes by Collegium Records 2000

Recordings

Music from Renaissance Coimbra
CDA66735Archive Service
Sing, ye Heavens - Hymns for all time
COLCD126Download only

Details

Track 4 on CDA66735 [1'07] Archive Service
Track 9 on COLCD126 [3'23] Download only

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