Travis at Trav's Thoughts invites everyone to lay down a short set of music that takes their fancies for his 5 on Friday meme.
On this Easter weekend, I'm sharing some pieces of sacred music appropriate for the celebratory mass on Easter Sunday.
For those who don't celebrate this holiday or who take a more Universalist approach to life, these pieces are so filled with rejoicing in renewal and rediscovery, they speak to those emotions without any need for religious connotation.
1 - Gloria - composed by Antonio Vivaldi - New Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus - conducted by Riccardo Mutti
One of my favorite choral pieces ever. So lucky to have sung this with my former choir and an orchestra.
2 - Sanctus - Unknown choral group
The music ends at the 1:38 mark
3 - Te Deum - composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully
4 -Benedictus - composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Orchestra dei Ducati, conducted by Fausto Pedretti
5 - Agnus Dei, also known as Adagio - composed by Samuel Barber - Dresdner Kreuzchor, directed by Roderich Kreile