Bread of Angels (St. Mary's University Chapel Choir)
From Dennis Bautista
This hymn, Bread of Angels, is written by Curtis Stephan. It is a mixture of a contemporary song and a traditional Latin setting of Panis Angélicus, reminiscent of the 1872 setting by César Frank (1822-1890). Owen Alstott wrote the poetic English translation.
Remotely, each choir member recorded individual parts which were combined digitally to re-create the experience of singing together as a group.
The choir selected this hymn because its lyrics reflect their desire to offer their gifts to a world hungry for hope that is found in Jesus—the bread of angels and bread of life for all humanity.
© Curtis Stephan, 2002. English Text Based on Panis Angelicus; adapted by Curtis Stephan. Latin text by Thomas Aquinas, 1227-1274. Poetic English Translation by Owen Alstott.
Recorded Oct. 10-Nov. 21, 2020.
Soprano: Taylor Cedillo, María Chiara Cossio, Valeria Garza, Lorelie Gonzalez, Susana Ibarra, Destiny Lucero, Patricia Reynolds, Jessika Saldaña, María A. Smith
Alto: Adilene Barrios, Andrea Cabrera, Melissa Getz, Sonora Mata, Sophia Muñoz, Amanda Quiroz, Julieta Sanchez
Tenor: Geremy Landin, Chicago Schuller, Luis Soto, Ángel Velarde
Bass: Richard Bui, Pablo Medina, Stephen Talik
Violin: Maxx Arizmendi | Keyboard: Dennis Bautista, S.M. | Director: María A. Smith
First virtual video (Marianist Doxology): https://youtu.be/qtprBbbOXLQ