Monday, May 27, 2013

Monday Music: Panis Angelicus

This year the Feast of Corpus Christi falls on May 30 (next Thursday) so I have selected Panis Angelicus, sung by Andrea Bocelli, for today's music feature. Having grown up in the Protestant South, the first time I heard this song was not in church, but rather in junior high school when I was in the band. We were the marching band during football season, and the concert band during the Spring. William Hodgekins was our director that year, and he had an ear and a taste for finer music. I usually played trumpet, but that year I was playing the bass horn (tuba). I loved this song then, and it remained in my memory, only years later did I actually hear the words and understand its significance.

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