Friday greetings to all.
It's commercial time once again here at Gotta Sing Gotta Pray. I have written previously about two Exsultet settings that we have published, using the new translation of The Roman Missal, Third Edition. James Michael Thompson's setting, which you can listen to here in its entirety, has been in WLP's repertoire for a number of years and has been revised to match the new translation.
WLP's completely newly composed setting is Tony Alonso's This Is the Night: Procession of the Paschal Candle and Exsultet, which is found in Tony's new collection with WLP: I Shall Live: Ritual Music for the Paschal Triduum.
The CD is available now. The tracks will soon be available on I-Tunes and other digital music outlets.
This is a marvelous collection that no parish musician should be without. All of the pieces in the collection will be available in time for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians' convention this coming summer in Pittsburgh. Two octavos are available now, We Should Glory in the Cross and This Is the Night: Procession of the Paschal Candle and Exsultet.
We are so pleased to be able to share this new ritual music for the Triduum, which uses the new translation of the Missal, with the Church. I was privileged to be able to hear Tony Alonso sing the exsultet in its entirety last week when he presented a workshop at the Mid-Atlantic Congress for Pastoral Leadership. He is a gift to the Church.
Thanks for indulging me in this commercial message!
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.