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Vexilla Regis

The "Vexilla Regis" is a Latin hymn by the Christian poet Venantius Fortunatus, Bishop of Poitiers. It takes its title from its opening stanza:

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Vexilla Regis - References in Later Works
... 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 ... Virgilius introduces Lucifer with the Latin phrase Vexilla regis prodeunt inferni ... Holst used both the words and the plainchant melody of Vexilla regis in his Hymn of Jesus (1917) ...