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Music for the Triduum from our Choir's archive
some familiar music during the Covid-19 singing restrictions

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For the sudden church closures of first lockdown in 2020, David provided music from 2 days of the Triduum as an aid to prayer on Holy Thursday at the time of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, and on Good Friday at 3pm, when we would normally gather for the Passion of Our Lord ~ for 2021, music as far back as 2000 is now added ~ Hearing familiar music from our choir and musicians in our church may be reassuring and helpful ~ from parish archives and only recorded informally at past Holy Week liturgies etc, kindly listen with not too critical an ear :-)

Holy Thursday 2015, excerpts from the Evening Mass of The Lord's Supper speaker icon listen to mp3 (15:00 mins)

Good Friday Morning Office, 2015  speaker icon listen to mp3 (56:00 mins)

Excerpts from Good Friday Celebration of the Lord's Passion 2015 pm  speaker icon listen to mp3 (25:25 mins)

Added for 2021 from our audio archives updated

'Ubi Caritas' from Holy Thursday 2013 Evening Mass of The Lord's Supper, sung by the choir during the Mandatum (washing of the feet), verse 1 repeated within a reflective motet speaker icon listen to mp3 (5:30mins)

Haydn, 'The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross'. Performed in our Penzance Church on Good Friday evening 2000 (an annual occasion then) by local musicians, leader Miles Baster (1935-2004) an informal recording made from audience (the seven last words spoken by Fr. Cormac Breathnach on the evening, are not included here) speaker icon listen to mp3 (51:37 mins) ~ Joseph Haydn’s original orchestral work with this title was written in 1786 for performance on Good Friday and was subsequently arranged for string quartet. It consists of a series of profound musical meditations on the words spoken by Jesus. There are nine movements in total – an introduction followed by seven slow ‘sonatas’ and a dramatic closing ‘Earthquake’ Presto. ~ Haydn - Wikipedia

Plainsong texts for Easter Day 2011 - Vidi Aquam (also sung at Vigil Mass) speaker icon listen to mp3 (3:23 mins)

Victimae Paschale (Sequence at Easter Day Mass) speaker icon listen to mp3 (1:42 mins)

speaker icon listen to 2021 Holy Saturday Solemnity of the Lord's Resurrection - our Easter Vigil Mass (edit 55 mins)


external links, admin suggestions: Easter Sunday Mass 2021 of the Lord's Resurrection from Sydney, Aus with a full congregation in St Mary's Cathedral & superb choral music (1hr 48 mins) ~~ Thine be the Glory ~~ Jesus Christ is Risen Today from King's College Choir ~~ Easter from Kings BBC

referenced in Homily 11th April 2021: I know that my Redeemer liveth - Handel's Messiah sung by Dame Isobel Baillie


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“The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zeph 3:17 NKJV

“Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer” St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)


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