John Sheppard (±1515-1558): Haec dies quam fecit Dominus

Sheppard’s best work is for the Latin liturgy written during the five years of Queen Mary I’s reign and her attempt to roll back the protestant reforms of Henry VII and Edward VI. He seems to have made something of a specialism of plainsong-based settings  of  Responds, Gradualia  and Hymns, Haec dies quam fecit Dominus (This is the day which the Lord has made)is the respond at Second Vespers for Easter Sunday. Enjoy :-).

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John Sheppard (±1515-1558): Haec dies quam fecit Dominus

Haec dies quam fecit Dominus:
exsultemus et laetemur in ea.

Gradual at Second Vespers on Easter Sunday

This is the day which the Lord has made:
let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Performers: The Sixteen conducted by Harry Christophers

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