Saturday, April 07, 2012

The Easter Vigil: Alleluia!

Here's an mp3 of the Easter Vigil Alleluia, from the Brazilian Benedictines. The threefold Alleluia at the start marks the beginning of the Easter season (and in the West, is the first time the word has been used since Ash Wednesday).

Here's a video of the same chant, sung by the Gloriæ Dei Cantores Schola, with the full chant score below:

The text comes from Psalm 107, and in English is:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Have faith in the Lord for He is good, for His mercy is forever!

Here's a wonderful polyphonic version of this, labeled "Le Poeme Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre; 1610 Nova Metamorphosi."

And here is the Taizé version; this was recorded at the funeral of brother Roger, founder of Taizé Community, on 23 August 2005.

The Communio is also "Alleluia"; here's the chant and score for that one, again from the Brazilian Benedictines:

The text comes from Psalm 117, vv 1-2:

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Praise the Lord, all nations!
Extol him, all peoples!
For great is his steadfast love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord!

Here's a video of the same chant (although using different Laudate verses), sung at Lauds before the Benedictus Dominus Deus; I believe this comes from Easter 2011, and from St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Edinburgh.

Here are all the chants for the Easter Vigil, from, and sung by the Sao Paulo Benedictines:

Dominica Paschæ in Resurrectione Domini
Ad Vigiliam Paschalem in Nocte Santa

Lumen Christi
(9.9s - 158 kb) score

Præconium Paschale

(provisory mono files) Exsultet iam (2m16.2s - 400 kb)  Per omnia (33.5s - 101 kb)  Vere dignum (4m43.9s - 835 kb)  In huius (1m42.2s - 303 kb)  Oramus ergo (3m00.2s - 531 kb)

Ad liturgiam verbi - cantica post lectiones

Canticum: Iubilate Domino (1m23.0s - 1298 kb) score
Canticum: Qui confidunt
Canticum: Cantemus Domino (2m12.9kb - 2078 kb) score
Canticum: Laudate Dominum
Canticum: Vinea facta est (1m40.0s - 1564 kb) score
Canticum: Attende cælum
Canticum: Sicut cervus (2m01.6s - 1902 kb) score
Alleluia: Confitemini Domino (3m15.1s - 3052 kb) score
Antiphona: Vidi aquam (1m29.4s - 1400 kb) score

Offertorium: Dextera Domini (1m36.7s - 1512 kb) score
Communio: Alleluia (1m11.9s - 1124 kb) score
Ite missa est (28.7s - 451 kb) score

And here are posts on some of these at Chantblog:

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