Saturday, May 21, 2011

Calenda Maia

Calenda Maia (The First of May), medieval song written by Raimbaut de Vaqueiras.



English translation available here.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Belated Easter Post

Many weeks late, a chant from the Mass for Easter. The "alleluia" (that can be) sung before the reading of the Gospel: Alleluia Pascha Nostrum.

"Alleluia. Christ our Paschal victim is sacrificed. Alleluia"

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More on the celebration of Easter from ChurchYear.Net:

All about the Easter Triduum.

All about the Easter Season.

Another version of the chant above, this time accompanied by the Indian sitar. Very beautiful.