Pange lingua (Anton Bruckner)

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Editor: Claude Tallet (submitted 2007-10-21).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 23 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Pange lingua, recte: Tantum ergo, WAB 32
Composer: Anton Bruckner

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymnEucharistic song

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

Published: Bruckner composed this work as Tantum ergo in 1845. The motet was first published as Pange lingua by Wöss together with the Vexilla regis in 1914 – the reason why Grasberger put is as "Pange lingua, WAB 32" between the Pange lingua, WAB 31, and the Pange lingua, WAB 33.

Description: This setting in D major is the first of eight settings by Bruckner of the "Tantum ergo". The other settings are the Tantum ergo, WAB 43 in A major of c. 1845, the four Tantum ergo (WAB 41) of 1846 in B-flat major, A-flat major, E-flat major, and C major, the Tantum ergo, WAB 42 in D major of 1846, and the Tantum ergo, WAB 44 in B-flat major of c. 1854. See also WAB 33 setting, composed in 1868.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Pange lingua.