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Pange lingua Corporis

author of text
Processional for the Feast of Corpus Christi

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


Byrd: Mass for five voices
Images of Christ
COLCD124Download only
Josquin: The Tallis Scholars sing Josquin
CDGIM2062CDs for the price of 1
Sing, ye Heavens - Hymns for all time
COLCD126Download only
The Spirits of England & France, Vol. 5


Track 1 on CDGIM206 CD1 [3'36] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 13 on CDH55348 [3'32]
Track 19 on CDH55285 [3'54]
Track 7 on COLCD126 [3'52] Download only
Track 19 on COLCD124 [3'53] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDGIM206 disc 1 track 1

Recording date
Recording venue
Merton College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Recording engineer
Mike Clements
Hyperion usage
  1. Josquin: The Tallis Scholars sing Josquin (CDGIM206)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: March 2006
    2CDs for the price of 1
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