Saturday, March 30, 2013

Good Friday

6 April 2013

Psalm 31Father, into your hands (mtgf)
Gospel AcclamationLenten (mtgf)
Adoration of the CrossReproaches (Peter Jones)
Vexilla Regis (Anton Bruckner)
O vos omnes (Victoria)
CommunionChristus factus est (Anton Bruckner)
O Crux ave (Rihards Dubra)
When I survey the wondrous cross
Again the principle 'change little' applied. The only significant difference was a second Bruckner motet - Christus factus est. A small masterpiece, not easy but we are a good first impression. We may be small in number but individual members are very conscientious about learning new pieces and rising to new challenges.
Following on from last night much of the liturgy was unaccompanied - a possible change for the future would be to be completely unaccompanied. The only setting which would be less effective would be the Reproaches - but there are other settings… The question with music for the Good Friday liturgy does it achieve a balance between lament and glory?

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