Beethoven´s rediscovered hymn ´Pange lingua´

Dr. Barry Cooper, University of ManchesterRecently Professor Barry Cooper, of Manchester University, famous for his reconstruction of the 10th Symphony, discovered amongst the sketches of the Missa Solemnis an unknown hymn by Beethoven.  It is an arrangement of the Gregorian Chant ‘Pange lingua’. Professor Cooper was so kind to share this link with us :

Pange lingua

It brings to mind that remark by Beethoven : ‘The true church music can only be found amongst the old monks’.






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