Sheet Music: Panis Angelicus

TitlePanis Angelicus
from Messe à trois voix
Opus numberFWV 61
ComposerCésar Franck (1822–1890)
InstrumentationFlute and Organ
KeyG major
RangeF#4–E5
Time signature4/4
Tempo80 BPM
Performance time3:05
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2009-05-17
Last updated2009-05-17
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Hymn tunes, Romantic, Wedding music

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Sunday 17 May 2009

Tune of the Day: Panis Angelicus

by César Franck, from “Messe à trois voix”
César Franck

César Franck, a Belgian composer, organist and music teacher who lived in France, was one of the great figures in Romantic music in the second half of the 19th century. One of his best known works is the motet setting “Panis Angelicus”, which was originally written for tenor solo with organ and string accompaniment; later arranging it for tenor, chorus, and orchestra, he incorporated it into his Messe solennelle Opus 12.

“Panis angelicus” (Latin for ‛bread of angels’) is the penultimate strophe of the hymn Sacris solemniis written by Saint Thomas Aquinas for the Feast of Corpus Christi.

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