Friday, March 29, 2013

5 on Friday - Set 164

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


Janet White said...

Totally beautiful compositions for the Passion. Thank you.

Susan Kane said...

Tender and heart-rending compositions for this Holy Day. Thanks.

Jennie Marsland said...

Lovely music Julia! Happy Easter.

Travis Cody said...

Pretty music.