Easter Chants and the Gloria is Back! (Music for Mondays)

Though it says “Posted by Webster,” this post was written by Frank. We’re having technical issues. . . .

Here at YIM Catholic, we hope you had a Blessed Easter! I found a few chants that even a hillbilly like me can even understand. I hope you enjoy them.

First, one from Holy Thursday—
They have stripped me of my garments 
and clothed me in a scarlet robe

They have set upon my head 
a crown of thorns

And have given me 
a reed in my right hand

That I might dash them in pieces

like potter’s vessel(video ends here)
Today hell cries out groaning
I should not have accepted the man born of Mary

He came and destroyed my power

He shattered the gates of brass
as God he raised the souls that I had held captive
Glory to thy cross and resurrection O Lord

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The next one is long! It’s in English again and from the Candle ceremony from the Easter Vigil: the Exsultet. To follow along, you might want to open this in another tab.

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been missing the Gloria! Here is Vivaldi’s version,

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Let’s back that up with Mozart’s version:

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Bach’s version? I thought you would never ask!

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Late breaking addition.  Gloria by U-2

Gloria…

I try to sing this song
I, I try to stand up
But I can’t find my feet
I try, I try to speak up
But only in you I’m complete
Gloria…in te domine
Gloria…exultate
Gloria…Gloria
Oh Lord, loosen my lips.

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See you next week!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16021781602272064901 Allison

    @Frank: Happy Easter and thank you for finding these gems. What glorious music. And I love the exuberance of the conductor in the final Bach piece. How cute is that?!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01819831282677092730 Frank

    Her enthusiasm is contagious! Look at that choir rock 'n roll!


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