SATB and Organ. Almost theatrical in scope, this anthem gives us a taste of an ancient procession combined with the Vexilla regis proderunt chant melody. A great Palm/Passion Sunday anthem with all the pomp you'll need. Also use anytime during Holy Week or on Christ the King Sunday.
Legend holds that on November 19, 568, St. Radegund presented to the town of Poitiers a fragment believed to be the true Cross. Fortunatus (the author of the hymn) was the one chosen to receive the relic on its arrival at Poitiers. Imagine then, that along its journey, the relic is being carried in a grand procession that passes through cities and villages, and throngs of believers gathered along the roadside to see this mighty symbol of the Passion.
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