I had another relaxing morning yesterday. In the afternoon I went to church and scoured the extensive choral library for selections for us to sing in Holy Week.
This took several hours. I ended up choosing the following.
Palm Sunday – “That Virgin’s Child” by Thomas Tallis
Maundy Thursday – Ubi Caritas by Maurice Duruflé
Good Friday – Crucifixus by Bach
The Easter Vigil – Ye Songs and Daughters by Erik Thiman
Easter Sunday – two anthems
Now Christ is Risen by Martin Plüddeman
Thou Sweet and Hallowed Morn from Three Easter Carols by Whitehead
One of the reason I’m putting pics up of these is so you can see how old and yellowed some of them are. The English composer Thiman and the Whitehead represent more what choirs were singing in the middle of the last century. I think they are still solid choices. Thiman in particular seems to fit in the Episcopal situation.
Well, running out of time. Have to stop.