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Panis Angelicus

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César Franck

César Franck (adapt. and arr. Alfred Reed)

General Info

Year: 1860 / 1872 / 1988
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Three voices
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Originally completed in 1860, Franck's Mess a trois voix (Mass for three voices) was edited in 1872 with the addition of Panis Angelicus. In this edition, the work was scored for solo tenor voice, organ, harp, and double bass.

Panis angelicus

fit panis hominum
Dat panis coelicus

figuris terminum
O res mirabilis
Manducat Dominum

Pauper, pauper
servus et humilis
Pauper, pauper
servus et humilis

- Program Note from Teaching Music Through Performance in Band

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Arkansas: II
  • Florida: IV
  • Georgia: IV
  • Kansas: III
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Virginia: III


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Franck, C.; Reed, Al. (1988). Panis angelicus [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.
  • Perusal score
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 210.
  • Suk, Richard. "Panis angelicus." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 10, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 280-287. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2015.