Friday, March 16, 2012

Two Exsultets and I Shall Live: Ritual Music for teh Paschal Triduum

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.


Jeff Rice said...

Tony Alonso's Exsultet is beautiful... got to hear him sing from his new collection at the MAC in Baltimore. I'm planning on using this year. Will the instrumental parts be available soon? I searched but couldn't find them online.

The setting of Ps. 116 for Holy Thursday based on the Pangue Linqua melody is equally beautiful. Any chance it will be available in time to use this year?

Thanks for the beautiful music!

Jerry Galipeau, D. Min. said...

Hello Jeff. Thanks for following the blog. Unfortunately, you will have to wait until 2013 for the Psalm 116 setting; it won't be ready for this year's Triduum. The editors tell me that the instrument parts for the Exsultet will be available mid-week next week.
Thanks, Jerry

Kevin Keil said...

I'm planning on using it as well. What a relief not to have to use the new chant. It feels very clunky to me. Kevin Ke