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Vexilla Regis

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Anton Bruckner

Anton Bruckner (arr. John D. Stevens)

General Info

Year: 1892 / 1995
Duration: c. 2:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Hymn
Publisher: Tuba Euphonium Press, through Cimarron Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $17.00; (digital) - $17.00


Full Score
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Vexilla regis is a Latin hymn in long metre by the Christian poet and saint Venantius Fortunatus, Bishop of Poitiers. It takes its title from its incipit:

Vexilla regis prodeunt, (The Banners of the King issue forth,)
fulget crucis mysterium, (the mystery of the Cross does gleam,)
quo carne carnis conditor, (where the Creator of flesh, in the flesh,)

suspensus est patibulo. (from the cross-bar is hung.)

The hymn was first sung in the procession (November 19, 569) when a relic of the True Cross, sent by the Byzantine Emperor Justin II from the East at the request of St. Radegunda, was carried in great pomp from Tours to her monastery of Saint-Croix at Poitiers. Its original processional use is commemorated in the Roman Missal on Good Friday, when the Blessed Sacrament is carried in procession from the Repository to the High Altar. Its principal use however, is in the Divine Office, the Roman Breviary assigning it to Vespers from the Saturday before Passion Sunday daily to Maundy Thursday, and to Vespers of feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14), and in pre-Vatican II breviary also for the feast of the Finding (May 3), and of the Triumph of the Holy Cross (July 16).

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) Concert Band (Matt Thomas, conductor) - 28 October 2020

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Bruckner, A.; Stevens, J. (1995). Three Bruckner Motets : Tuba Quartet (EETT) [score]. Tuba Euphonium Press: [United States].
  • Vexilla Regis, Wikipedia Accessed 28 October 2020