Panis Angelicus – Franck

Notes
César Franck’s lovely motet, although a setting of a communion text (taken from his 'La Messe Solenelle'), is often sung at weddings.

Duration
TO FOLLOW

Forces required
EITHER Organ and Soprano
OR Organ and Choir, with or without solo soprano
OR Soprano, Trumpet and Organ

Title
Panis Angelicus by Cesar Franck (1822 - 1890)
Text
Panis Angelicus fit panis hominum;
Dat panis coelicus figuris terminum:
O res mirabilis! manducat Dominum
Pauper, servus et humilis.

The bread of angels becomes the bread of men
and brings earthly forms to an end.
O marvellous act: a poor man, a slave and a humble man
all eat of the Lord.