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Tantum ergo

author of text
from Pange lingua, Hymn for Corpus Christi

Fernand Laloux came to England in 1914 along with many other Belgians. He became organist at Beaumont College, Windsor, then in 1924 joint Director of Music at Farm Street church. Laloux also held appointments as singing teacher then Director of Music at Wimbledon College, close to the church, a position he maintained until his death in 1970. Laloux lost a leg serving in WW2, but continued to play the organ. His compositional language, while influenced by Ravel and, in his later works, Peeters, Langlais and Messiaen, is not lacking in individuality. Of the many pieces which Laloux composed for the churches at which he worked, several are regularly performed atmajor churches and cathedrals. The hymn-like Tantum ergo included here, the simpler of his two settings, is in four parts with a soprano descant in the second verse.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2014


Out of darkness
Studio Master: SIGCD409Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 4 on SIGCD409 [2'01] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD409 track 4

Recording date
3 July 2014
Recording venue
Chapel of Jesus College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Chris Hazell
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
Hyperion usage
  1. Hyperion sampler - March 2015 (HYP201503)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: March 2015
    Download-only sampler
  2. Out of darkness (SIGCD409)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: February 2015
    Download only
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