Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing choirs of angels!
Exult, all creation around God's throne!
Jesus Christ, our King is risen!
Sound the trumpet of salvation!
Rejoice, O earth, in shining splendor,
radiant in the brightness of your King!
Christ has conquered! Glory fills you!
Darkness vanishes for ever!
Rejoice, O Mother Church! Exult in glory!
The risen Savior shines upon you!
Let this place resound with joy,
echoing the mighty song of all God's people!
Here's a very nice mp3 of the Exsultet, sung in English, found at this page. (A large file! 9.3MB, so be prepared to wait a bit.)
Here's a PDF chant score of the Exsultet, using text from the ICEL/Roman Missal; it's from the same site as the sound file, so I assume it matches up. Here's an Exsultet in PDF from the website of the Royal School of Church Music in England.
Here's a PDF of an Ambrosian Chant version; I've never heard this tune. This version contains a phrase not used in any version I've yet heard:
"Holy Father, accept our evening sacrifice, the offering of this candle in your honor, the work of the bees your creatures."
This thread at Ship of Fools is quite abuzz with discussion of the bees; to bee or not to bee: that is apparently the question. Ha ha. Apparently the bees are set to re-appear in some forthcoming new Roman version of the Exsultet; and honestly I'm always happy when they make their appearance in any of the chants (as they do, also, in certain prayers and chants for Candlemas). (Unfortunately, most candles today are not made of beeswax, which is very expensive; although I like the idea very much, I'm not sure what the advantage might be of singing untruthfully about bees and their work.)
EDIT: Trinity Church in New York has posted video of their Easter Vigil; you can watch the whole liturgy, and listen to the Exsultet (and much other music!) sung. Interestingly, the whole choir, rather than a single person, sings the Exsultet, which is in parts polyphonic. Really pretty nice, actually.
Here's an mp3 of the Exsultet sung in Latin; it's from this page, at the website of Schola Benedyktynów at Tyniec Abbey, a Polish Benedictine monastic house.
Here is what TPL has to say about the Exsultet, and you can find all the words, from various versions in English and in Latin, there as well:
The Exsultet, sometimes seen as "Exultet" and also referred to as the Praeconium Paschale, is an ancient chant sung during the Easter Vigil. It is traditionally sung by the deacon after the Paschal candle has been lit and the clergy have processed to the altar. The lighted Paschal candle contains a twofold symbolism. First, it represents the pillar of fire that went before the Israelites during their flight from Egypt. Second, it represents Christ, who is the light of the world. The procession likewise has a twofold meaning. It symbolizes the journey of the Israelites out of Egypt, and also the arrival of Christ who is the Savior of the world. The Exsultet sings of this symbolism and recalls for us the history of our salvation; from the fall of Adam, to the events of that first Passover held by Moses and the Israelites, and then finally the events of that last Passover at which Jesus suffered, died, rose from the dead and by which mankind was redeemed. The tone of the hymn is very much one of joy at having received so great a gift as our redemption and eternal life.
Not long ago, I came across the digitized version of a book called "The Exultet in Southern Italy." This is from the .gif of the page shown below, which I think is taken from an intro to the book:
The peculiarities of the Exsultet in the South-Italian Church have often been the subject of scholarly investigation. Quite recently, several new studies have been devoted to this famous and indeed very beautiful liturgical prose hymn which was sung on the Saturday of Holy Week. Among these peculiarities, the practice, for example, of writing the hymn on a long scroll and of embellishing the text with illuminations was observed nowhere but in Southern Italy. This scroll, as is well known, was intended to fall more and more over the ambo so that, as the archdeacon sang the text, the congregation could at the same time gaze at the illustrations to the respective parts of the prayer. Word and illustration thus supported each other in a singular way.
Isn't that wonderful? Liturgical innovations happen all the time, and some of them - like this one - are multi-media and pretty great. You can get the book at Amazon.
May the joy and peace of this Most High Day, and of the 50 days of the Feast of the Resurrection of the Lord, be yours. Alleluia in the highest Heaven!