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Track(s) taken from CDA66735

Vexilla regis prodeunt

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A Capella Portuguesa, Owen Rees (conductor)
Recording details: February 1994
The Church of St John the Evangelist, Oxford, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: May 1994
Total duration: 1 minutes 7 seconds

Cover artwork: Image of Christ in the church at Caminha.

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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

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