AN ARRANGEMENT by Beethoven of the
ancient Gregorian hymn Pange lingua has been
The work, which was composed in about
1820, was discovered in a sketchbook in Berlin by Professor Barry
Cooper of the University of Manchester.
Professor Cooper said: "If I hadn't
seen it in his own handwriting, complete with corrections, I
wouldn't have believed it was by him." A recording of the piece in
performance can be heard on YouTube.