Episode 32   The Special Music of Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Episode 32   The Special Music of Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Christ Cathedral Musicians, Dr. John Romeri, Director of Music, and David L. Ball, Assistant Director and Organist, present a special MUSIC FROM THE TOWER with the great music for Palm Sunday and Holy Week

MUSIC:  Hosanna filio David  Opening Gregorian Chant for Palm Sunday    “Hosanna to the Son of David”
MUSIC:  Christus Factus Est   Gregorian Chant based upon the second reading of Palm Sunday Philippians 2: 8 – 9
MUSIC:  Christus Factus Est   choral settings by Felice Anerio and Anton Bruckner    “Christ became obedient for us, even unto death”
MUSIC:  Mandatum  by Peter Latona   a musical setting for the washing of feet  “Faith, Hope and Love, the greatest of these is Love”
MUSIC:  Ubi Caritas   the Offertory Antiphon for Holy Thursday  choral settings by Maurice Duruflé, Paul Mealor and Ola Gjeilo
“Where charity and love prevail, God is there”
MUSIC:  Ave Verum  by William Byrd    a communion motet for Holy Thursday   “Hail the ture body, born of the Virgin Mary”
MUSIC:  Pange Lingua   Gregorian Chant for the transfer of the Eucharist on Holy Thursday evening  “Sing my Tongu, the Savior’s glory”
MUSIC:  In Monte Oliveti  Anton Bruckner   Motet for the stripping of the altar on Holy Thursday   “On the Mount of Olives, he prayed to the Father”
MUSIC:  Miserere Mei  Gregorio Allegri   The final psalm (Ps 51) of Tenebrae on Holy Thursday    “Have mercy upon me, O God”
MUSIC:  Popule Meus  by Tomas Luis de Vittoria   For the veneration of the Holy Cross on Good Friday  “Oh my people, what have I done to you”
MUSIC:  Faithful Cross  by Leo Nestor  For the veneration of the Holy Cross on Good Friday
MUSIC:  Salvator Mundi  by Thomas Tallis  “O Savior of the World, save us all”
MUSIC:   Vinea mea electa  by Francis Poulenc    “O vineyard, my chosen one!  I planted you: how are you changed from sweet to bitter, to have crucified me
and released Barrabas?”
MUSIC:  O Sacred Head   by Johannes Brahms   Karl Richter, organist