Crux Fidelis

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My setting of Crux Fidelis. Traditionally sung at the Good Friday Service, the most popular setting of Crux Fidelis is by King John IV of Poetugal. My setting is more in the style of Palestrina with long, ambient, melismatic phrases and almost strict polyphony.


Faithful cross, above all other, the one noble tree. None in foliage, nor in blossom, nor in fruit offers more: sweetest wood and sweetest iron, sweetest weight is hung on thee!

Score ID
Year of composition
Saint Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
Classical music

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