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Franck Panis Angelicus

I'm trying to find out who the arranger is for the two-part arrangement with organ of Franck's Panis Angelicus. The arrangement I am referring to has soloist and then a repeat with treble choir as an echo to the soloist. This will be background to a documentary and I am also wondering if it is in the common domain and if not, who the publisher is. Thank you for your help.
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on November 11, 2012 3:58am
Franck's music IS in the public domain, as he died in 1890. As far as knowing an arranger of any particular version, we'd need to know a bit more information. Do you have a publisher? Maybe even a year of publication? Or a cover image? I have performed a SATB version with soprano soloist, plus cello and harp. The cover has an image of a famous opera singer (whose name escapes me at the moment) who the arrangement was made for prior to a recording being made. Does this info help at all? If it does I could look up the arrangement at chuch and give you the publisher and arranger info.
 
Craig
 
on November 11, 2012 7:24am
I have only heard this in performance; I've never seen a copy.  So I'm trying to find out if there is such an arrangement out there and if it is copyrighted.  I've already checked with music stores, online, etc. Thank you!
 
on November 11, 2012 6:57pm
It is a very commonly sung piece, frequently sung as a duet. I would suggest buying a duet version and having the children sing the second echo part. Why go to lots of hassle looking for a specific arangement of such a familiar piece? Most likely, many will recognize it and comment on how beautiful your performance was - regardless of the arrangement. 
on November 12, 2012 4:24am
Hi Anne - I believe what you are looking for is a Mark Foster Pub. # MF 817 SA with Soprano Solo, Piano or Organ, arranged by Istvan Bogar.  It starts with the soprano solo, then as the solo repeats, the two part treble choir comes in.  I have done this with my treble boys choir for many years.
 
If you can not find this, contact me!
 
Best regards from Texas,
 
Bill Adams
Fort Bend Boys Choir
wra(a)fbbctx.org
on November 12, 2012 4:26am
For me,
 
 a french choir director here in Nantes 
 
the publisher of
 
Panis angelicus
 
is
 
"Philippo"
 
or
 
"Philippo and Combre"
24 bd Poissonnière PARIS
 
 
Is this editorial house  still in activity, I don't know?
To be confirmed
on November 12, 2012 10:44am
Thank you, Bill!  (and everyone else)
I did find the version you mentioned. When the treble choir enters is there an alto harmony or is it strictly solo/echo? 
 
on November 13, 2012 4:33am
Solo/echo . . . glad this helped, it is a beautiful version - especially when sung by young boys ~ !
 
Best,
 
Bill
on November 13, 2012 9:44am
I have a two part arrangement with an added part for C instrument by Carol McClure.
 
Rick
on November 15, 2012 9:24pm
My women's choir is performing Panis Angelicus-a two part arrangement by Howard Cable edited by Jean Ashworth Bartle. It is published by Hinshaw HMC1377. I hope this is what you are looking for since the accompaniment is for piano or organ. 
 
Suzie Peterson
on January 28, 2014 3:54pm
Hello, this is an old thread but I am attaching my question in the hopes than someone might read it and reply.
I too am looking for Panis Angelicus of Franck...does anyone know of any arrangements for three part choir? Either all trebel - SSA or SAA - or mixed, such as SAT or SAB?
I have considered arranging it myself but if there is a good one, especially if it is unusual, interesting..?

Thank you
Lisa
on January 28, 2014 7:26pm
on January 29, 2014 7:32am
I'm familiar with an SA duet/organ version (actually 2 equal voices, unison 1st verse, echo on 2nd verse), arr. Katherine K. Davis, copyright 1938 E.C. Schirmer Music Company, Inc., a division of ECS Publishing, Boston, Massachusetts.  Included in "The Green Hill" Junior Choir and Duet Book (SA, not SSA), ECS 1546, JW Pepper 916452; or separately "O Lord Most Merciful (Panis Angelicus)" ECS 1571, JW Pepper 1383934.  Learned this as a child, love it.
on January 31, 2014 8:57am
and P , thank you...
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