References in Later Works
Gounod took a very plain melody based on the chant as the subject of his "March to Calvary" in the "Redemption", in which the chorus sings the text at first very slowly and then, after an interval, fortissimo.
Franz Liszt wrote a piece for solo piano, Vexilla regis prodeunt, S185, and the pentatonal theme is used throughout Via Crucis (The 14 stations of the Cross), S504a.
In Inferno, the first part of The Divine Comedy, Virgilius introduces Lucifer with the Latin phrase Vexilla regis prodeunt inferni.
In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, Chapter V, in Stephen's discussion of his aesthetic theory.
Gustav Holst used both the words and the plainchant melody of Vexilla regis in his Hymn of Jesus (1917).
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