Belgian composer César Franck Composed his Mass, Opus 12 in 1872. In the fifth movement of this mass he incorporated the strophe of ‘Sacris solemniis’ that begins with the words ‘Panis Angelicus’ (‘bread of Angels’). Franck did set this strophe for tenor voice, harp, cello, and organ.
Later, ‘Panis Angelicus’, became very popular in all kind of settings and is performed by tenors Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, and Roberto Alagna, as well as by the sopranos Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Jessye Norman, Magda Olivero, and Renata Scotto.
In this edition ‘Panis Angelicus’ is transcribed for a Tenor, Symphonic Band and a Mixed Choir (ad lib.).
Publisher: → Baton Music