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Panis angelicus

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from Sacris solemniis; for the Feast of Corpus Christi

 
In its typical blend of devotion and sensuality, César Franck’s Panis angelicus fits the description given to the Mass for 3 voices by Franck’s devoted pupil Vincent d’Indy: ‘…a curious dream, half mystic, half secular’. Franck’s balancing of phrases in this piece dealing with the Blessed Sacrament is certainly achieved with skill; in addition, his use of canon between soloist and chorus at the reprise is a personal hallmark seen also in the finale of his violin sonata in the same key. This piece originally featured the atmospheric combination of organ, cello and harp.

from notes by David Goode © 2007

Recordings

Hyperion sampler - April 2019 Vol. 1
This album is not yet available for downloadHYP201904ADownload-only sampler 29 March 2019 Release
The music of King's
KGS0034-DDownload only 22 March 2019 Release
A Family Christmas
SIGCD202Download only
Emilia
SIGCD141Download only
Franck & Rachmaninov: Cello Sonatas
CDA67376
Hear my words
SIGCD115Download only
Panis angelicus
CDA66669

Details

Track 6 on HYP201904A [3'35] Download-only sampler 29 March 2019 Release
Track 7 on KGS0034-D [3'35] Download only 22 March 2019 Release
Track 3 on CDA66669 [4'14]
Track 12 on CDA67376 [4'08]
Track 11 on SIGCD115 [3'58] Download only
Track 7 on SIGCD141 [3'04] Download only
Track 15 on SIGCD202 [3'27] Download only

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