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Track(s) taken from CDH55348

Pange lingua … Corporis

author of text
Processional for the Feast of Corpus Christi

Winchester Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
Recording details: November 1995
Winchester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: June 1996
Total duration: 3 minutes 32 seconds

Cover artwork: Photograph of Winchester Cathedral by Derek Forss

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The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Leigh Nixon (tenor)
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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

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