|Victimae Paschali Laudes (V.118-8)
Sequence for Easter Sunday
Victimae Paschali Laudes is one of only 4 sequences still used in Catholic Liturgy (two others are set in Ritual Chants as well) and is sung on Easter Sunday before the Alleluia. This setting retains the antiphonal character of the sequence by making the melody optionally performable by both the men and women of the choir. The harmony is formed either by sustaining a melody note as the melody continues on, or intoning a previous fragment of the melody, making the creation of harmony simple even for the most basic choir. The instruments (organ and harp) are likewise optional, allowing for a variety of performance possibilities and ease of use by any size forces.
Ritual Chants are a collection of liturgical chants re-cast in a modern idiom, for use in church services or in concerts. Most are for specific services, while some are for general use. They are designed to be as practical as possible, thus allowing their performance by ensembles of wide ranging composition, ability level, and aesthetic direction (as is typical in today's church music ministries). Their intent is to embue the ancient chants with new vitality, and make them more engaging and accessible to modern ears.
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Pricing Policy for choral scores:
I will mail a hard copy, and email a copy in PDF as a master, for each order.
These copies bear the name of the ensemble on them, and serve as a license for:
25 copies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00
50 copies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00
100 copies. . . . . . . . . . . . .$55.00
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