A Meditation on the Passion of Christ, with Carols (April 2, 2023)
April 03, 2023
This Meditation on the Passion of Christ is sung by the Cathedral Schola. The officiant is the Rev. Canon Lauren Holder.
One of the most profound choral services of the year, this meditation employs lessons & carols, spirituals, anthems, motets, and congregational hymns to illuminate the Passion of Christ, which is retold using biblical narratives from Mark, Matthew, and John, sung to some of the most ancient plainchant known to the Church.
Choral repertoire includes:
- “Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended” Herzliebster Jesu
- Folksong collected by Lucy E. Broadwood (1858-1929), Sussex Mummers’ Carol, O mortal one, remember well
- “A stable lamp is lighted” Andújar
- Richard Runciman Terry (1865-1938), Richard de Castre’s Prayer to Jesus
- Kim André Arnesen (b.1980), Even when He is silent
- “To mock your reign, O dearest Lord” Tallis’ Third Tune
- Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), The Crown of Roses
- Charles Snider (b.1955), Was ever grief like mine?
- Kenneth Miller, “Alas! and did my Savior bleed” Morgan’s Steep
- Spiritual, Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
- Antonio Lotti (c.1667-1740), Crucifixus à 8