Sunday, April 5, 2015

Gregorian Easter chant - 'Victimae Paschali Laudes'

Victimae Paschali Laudes 

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Description from YouTube user choirmusicrocks

Victimae Paschali Laudes is a sequence prescribed for the Roman Catholic Mass of Easter Sunday. It is usually attributed to the 11th century Wipo of Burgundy, chaplain to the German Emperor Conrad II, but has also been attributed to Notker Balbulus, Robert II of France, and Adam of St. Victor.

Victimae Paschali Laudes is one of only five medieval sequences that were preserved in the Missale Romanum published in 1570 after the Council of Trent (1545-63). The four others were the "Veni Sancte Spiritus" (for the feast of Pentecost), "Lauda Sion" (for Corpus Christi), the "Stabat Mater" (for The Feast Of Our Lady Of Sorrow), and the "Dies Irae" (for the Requiem Mass). *

*Source:Wikipedia and Fr. Fred Klotter