Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Pange, lingua, gloriosi...."

While most folks know the traditional chant of the hymn (text/translation) most affiliated with this feast, for this Corpus Christi morning -- at least, in most of the church 'round the globe -- here's another setting of St Thomas Aquinas' Pange, lingua, composed by the 16th century's Tomás Luis de Victoria...

...and for good measure, while the former's considered the "Spanish Palestrina," here's a clip of the Italian master's own arrangement:

Buona domenica a tutti; a blessed and beautiful "Corpus Sunday" to one and all.