Vexilla Regis

Raise the Banner of Christ the King

by Michael M. Birkley

Text Author: Michael M. Birkley

© 2002 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SAB, Assembly

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Separate Instruments: Flute I, Flute II, Trumpet I in B-flat, Trumpet I in C, Trumpet II in B-flat, Trumpet II in C

Series: Choral

Difficulty Level: E

Description:

Following a slightly stretched-out singing of the chant Vexilla Regis, the piece moves into a strong, driving 4/4 refrain and verses, which form a majestically triumphal paean to Christ the King. Brass and pulsating rhythms make this a highly festive processional.

Flute and trumpet parts are optional.

Categories: Choral Vocal

Liturgical: Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Exaltation of the Cross, Christ the King

Topical: Cross

Scored for: Brass, Mixed Ensemble, Woodwinds

Style: Traditional

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English, Latin

Format: Octavo

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