PASCHAL TRIDUUM, MUSIC FOR THE by the Schola Cantorum ($16.95)

LP: 0-8146-7900-5

Schola Cantorum of St. Peter's in the Loop; J. Michael Thompson, Director
Music for the Paschal Triduum is a recording of chant and polyphony for the "three-days-which-are-one-day": Holy Thursday night, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. Using music from the Western (Roman, Anglican, and Lutheran) and Eastern (Slav-Byzantine churches of Carpatho-Rus, Ukraine, and Russia) Churches, the Schola Cantorum conveys the mystery and majesty of the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The melodies associated with the texts and ritual actions of the Triduum both evoke the memory of the event, and when included in the celebration, help make it happen in the present.

Selections are:

  • Ubi caritas

  • Lord of Lords, Adored by Angels

  • Son of God, Accept Me This Day

  • Irmos IX, Great and Holy Thursday

  • Lamentations

  • Passion According to St. John

  • Blahoobraznyj Josif

  • The Wise Thief

  • Cantemus Domino

  • The Canticle of Moses

  • Irmos IX, Great and Holy Saturday

  • Da molchit

  • Ad coenam Agni providi

  • Christ Rising Again

  • Doxastikon, Paschal Aposticha (Carpatho-Rusyn chant), and Doxastikon, Paschal Aposticha (setting by the Monks of New Skete)

  • J. Michael Thompson is the director of music ministry at St. Peter's Church, where he is the founder and director of the Schola Cantorum. He has been a pastoral musician and liturgist for twenty years, as well as a composer, author, and a noted promoter of the Liturgy of the Hours and Gregorian chant in contemporary parish situations.

    Available on CD or cassette. Please indicate your preference when ordering. If ordering the cassette, the price will be adjusted upon receipt of your order but will not be reflected on your program-generated receipt. Prices are as follows:

    1. CD: $14.95 (list: $16.95)(#7900-5)
    2. Cassette: $12.95 (list: $14.95)(#7899-8)

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