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Laudes Regiae

First line:
Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat
medieval English source in Worcester Cathedral
author of text
medieval English source in Worcester Cathedral

Laudes Regiae was sung in the Norman Abbey of Fécamp when royalty entered for worship. A manuscript was brought by Osmund to Old Sarum which was discovered on the flyleaf of an eleventh-century manuscript in Salisbury Cathedral Library. The version sung here is based on a modern edition and some of the text has been adapted for use in Advent. The music, edited by Christopher Dearnley, was written before the Norman Conquest and provides a dramatic and declamatory opening to this recording.

from notes by William McVicker 1997


Advent at St Paul's


Track 1 on CDH55463 [5'41]

Track-specific metadata for CDA66994 track 1

Recording date
26 June 1997
Recording venue
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Advent at St Paul's (CDA66994)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: September 1997
    Deletion date: December 2011
    Superseded by CDH55463
  2. Advent at St Paul's (CDH55463)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: October 2012
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