The Easter Vigil (2014)

Saturday, 19 April 2014

The Service of LightLumen Christi (chanted)
After 1st reading (Genesis 1)Send forth your Spirit (John Ainslie)
After 2nd reading (Exodus 14-15)I will sing to the Lord (Geoffrey Boulton Smith)
After 3rd reading (Isaiah 55: come to the water)We shall draw water joyfully (Paul Inwood)
After 4th reading (Ezekiel 36: I shall give you a new heart)As the deer longs (Bob Hurd) listen
GloriaPsallite listen
Easter Alleluia + Psalm 117Plainchant, verses by Paul Inwood
Lighting of Baptismal CandlesSprings of Water (Marty Haugen) listen
SprinklingVidi Aquam (Cristóbal de Morales, c.1500-1553)
Preparation of the GiftsAlleluia Surrexit Christus (Felice Anerio, 1560-1614) listen
Sanctus, Acclamation A, AmenMass of Creation (Marty Haugen)
Agnus DeiLamb of God II (mcb) listen
CommunionTake and Eat (Michael Joncas)
DismissalGo in peace, Alleluia (chanted)
Final HymnThine be the Glory listen

As ever, a diverse musical banquet to match the riches of tonight’s moving liturgy.


  1. Listening again to the Psallite Mass Gloria on the Sound Cloud, I don't think I've heard a setting as simple but powerful as this one, Anthony does it justice on the organ too. It's a shame so many parishes are either just saying the Gloria or using an outdated praise song in its place, when a setting such as Psallite would work very well for a congregation that doesn't have a choir or cantor leading.

  2. Thanks Philip, I agree - the simplicity gives it a real versatility. The test of its merit is how loud the people sing it, and it clearly passes that test.