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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


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


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

Track-specific metadata for CDA66735 track 4

Recording date
6 February 1994
Recording venue
The Church of St John the Evangelist, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Music from Renaissance Coimbra (CDA66735)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: May 1994
    Deletion date: August 2005
    Archive Service
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