William Byrd (±1539-1623): Pascha Nostrum

Byrd’s five-part (AATTB) celebratory Communion for Easter Sunday takes its text from the epistle of the day ending with a series of Alleluias . Enjoy :-)


William Byrd (±1539-1623): Pascha Nostrum

Pascha nostrum immolatus est Christus, alleluia.
Itaque epulemur in azymis sinceritatis et veritatis, alleluia.

1 Corinthians 5:7-8. the Epistle for the day

Christ our Paschal Lamb has been sacrificed, alleluia.
Therefore, let us keep the feast with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth, alleluia.

Performers: The Cardinall’s Musick conducted by Andrew Carwood

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