And here are two gifts for you in keeping with our annual Easter Sunday tradition!
First an exultation.
Second a great piece of Easter music for you to commence (or continue) the celebrations!
This is the day the Lord has made: all time and truth is God’s alone. Let heaven rejoice, let earth be glad, and praise surround high heaven’s throne. This is the day Christ rose from death; evil’s strong hold forever fell. This day the saints Christ’s triumph spread, and of the wonders all do tell. Hosanna in the highest strains Christians throughout the earth now raise. The highest heavens where Christ now reigns shall sing their glorious thanks and praise. (based on a hymn by Isaac Watts 1674-1748)
I love that.
Now listen to this! (click on “short preview”)
By Jacob Handl (1550-1591) Sung by the Cathedral singers conducted by Richard Proulx.
Alleluia! In resurrection tua Christe, Alleuia! Coelum et terra laetentur. Alleluia! Surrexit Dominus de sepulchro, Alleluia! Qui pro nobis pependit in ligno. Alleluia! Gari sunt discipuli viso Domino. Alleluia!
(2016 UPDATE: unfortunately these links no longer work! You will have to buy the CD. Fantastic! right here. In the mean time click on the sample “This is the Day” – buy this CD )