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We asked Dr. Jennifer Donelson, the director of liturgical music at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, to recommend some tracks to console and inspire us during this time of confinement.
For her playlist of great liturgical selections for the season of Easter, click here.
• Giovanni Gabrieli’s 1597 masterpiece, Jubilate Deo, recorded in rehearsal by the renowned Voces8 vocal ensemble.
• William Byrd’s Haec Dies, a magnificent choral setting of a Paschal antiphon (“This is the day which the Lord has made”), sung by the London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir.
• Arvo Pärt, Gloria, from the Estonian composer’s 1990 Berliner Messe. Paul Tillier conducts Theater of Voices.
• Charles Tournemire’s passionate, mystical Choral-improvisation on the “Victimae Paschali” (1930), played by Olivier Latry on the organ of Notre Dame, Paris.