Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

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Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

Post by Hare » Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:38 pm

We have never used the ancient triple Alleluia chant. Tends to be the Celtic with the verses. We had "hands in the air" in the congregation this year!

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Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

Post by quaeritor » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:28 pm

John Ainslie wrote:As a matter of interest, how do you, dear reader, cope with this Easter Alleluia?

Exactly a you do, John - Celebrant does as directed, then Deacon intones the simple alleluia which is the response for the Gospel Acclamation, as he does every Sunday - works perfectly well, and he doesn't feel displaced by the Priest Celebrant singing the posh one.


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Re: Easter Vigil - when did you start and finish?

Post by VML » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:12 am

We did, for a few years, have the full long Alleluia sung by a cantor, when the then PP was distinctly not a singer, but was responsible for huge encouragement of the choir. Now, PP sings well most Sundays, and even took time to practise the long one this year, but was not, in the end, sufficiently confident, so sang the chant one, which we followed with the psalm using the same chant.
The long one is imprinted in my memory from hearing it sung at 7 Vigils of each side of 1960. Fr Patrick Killian OSA also sang the Exsultet.

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