Happy Easter and Passover
Some music works for the paschal period:
*Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924): Requiem -Pie Jesu
*JS Bach (1685–1750): Saint John Passion
*Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958): Easter
*Jean L’Héritier (c 1480–c 1551): Surrexit pastor bonus
*Georg Friedrich Händel (1685- 1759)-The Messiah – Hallelujah Chorus
*Thomas Crecquillon (c 1505–c 1557): Congratulamini mihi
*Matthew Martin (b 1976): Haec dies
*Gustav Mahler (1860–1911): Symphony No 2 ‘Resurrection’
*Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) – The Seven Last Words of Christ
*Orlande de Lassus (c 1530–1594): Aurora lucis rutilat
As always, a reminder to stay safe, in your travels in the Easter break. Take time to practice your music and enjoy some of the above selection lists. Our thoughts are with the people of France and members of the Musical arts who have performed at Notre Dame and are feeling sadness in this Paschal period. Here is a superb Choir performance by the Notre Dame Folk Choir perform Pie Jesu – by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Credit: Graham Ross, director of music at Clare College, Cambridge, picks 10 of his favourite works for the paschal period.