Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Music: Gregorian Chant - Pange Lingua

According to Wikipedia:

"Pange Lingua Gloriosi Corporis Mysterium is a hymn written by St Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274) for the Feast of Corpus Christi . It is also sung on Maundy Thursday, during the procession from the church to the place where the Blessed Sacrament is kept until Good Friday. The last two stanzas, called separately Tantum Ergo, are sung at Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The hymn expresses the doctrine of transubstantiation, in which, according to the Roman Catholic faith, the bread and wine are changed into the Body and Blood of Christ."

 The beautiful Gregorian chant is performed here for Easter Mass by the Gregorian Choir of Paris.

2 comments:

  1. Charles...I actually sang Gregorian Chant as a teenager, and have book I can see the book of the chants on my shelf right now---Liber Usualis--. Great Memories! Tim

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Tim! I enjoy listening to Gregorian chant from time to time -- glad to know this brought back some good memories.

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