Sunday, April 08, 2007

Victimæ Paschali Laudes

Just back from Easter High Mass it occurs to me that many without that privilege may only have heard the great Easter sequence read aloud in English by a lector. Perhaps not even that. Any who would like to remedy that lacuna can find it here sung by the monks of St Benedict's Abbey in Brazil.

The monastery maintains a website here with many more of the proper chants for almost every feast of the year. The technical audio quality of the recordings is not of the very highest but you will hear a real performance of the ancient choral prayer of the Church.