Holy Week And Its Music

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The Passion and Death of Jesus Christ as illustrated by the music of the Roman Liturgy Introduced by FR AGNELLUS ANDREW. OFM with music recorded by THE CHOIR OF THE CARMELITE PRIORY, KENSINGTON. LONDON director JOHN MCCARTHY

This is a personal choice from the treasury of music of many centuries for the events from Palm Sunday to Easter Day.

Every year Christian worship turns to those eight days, trying to understand more of their terror and glory. Malcolm Williamson 's Procession of Valms catches our experience of cheering crowds, and of their underlying menace. The sixth-century processional Vexilia Regis sees the Cross as the sign of victory. The classical composers take the Passion and give it noble settings.

But today the need is also felt for kinds of music which congregations want to sing. So popular song also has it place.

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Introduced By: Fr Agnellus Andrew.

Director: John McCarthy

Unknown: Malcolm Williamson

Unknown: Ilia Regis