Vexilla Regis Robert Saxton

Vexilla Regis cover
Text/libretto by
Venantius Fortunatus (530-609 CE)
Duration
5 mins
Composed
2014
Published
2014
Categories

Choir, unaccompanied

Instrumentation
2 Soprano, 2 Alto, 2 Tenor, 2 Bass, 1 SATB Choir

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Programme note

Dedicated to Benjamin Nicholas and the choir of Merton College, Oxford, on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the foundation of the college.

 

Vexilla Regis prodeunt; fulget Crucis mysterium, quo carne carnis conditor suspensus est patibulo.

The banners of the king advance; the mystery of the cross shines forth, through which the creator of the flesh was in his flesh hung upon a cross.

(Translation: Dr Scott Scullion, Fellow and Tutor in Classics, Worcester College, Oxford.)

Premiere
Choir of Merton College, Oxford cond. Benjamin Nicholas, 2014
Performances
  • 22 Nov 2014 | 7:30pm | Merton College Chapel | Merton College Choir, cond. Ben Nicholas
  • 15 Sep 2014 |

    Merton College, Oxford

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    Choir of Merton College