Exsultet: A Contemporary Easter Proclamation

Composer
Year of composition
1998
Lyricist
Roger Bond
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
4 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Choir
Instrumental parts
Not available

This setting replaces the traditional Exsultet of the Great Vigil of Easter with a more contemporary and yet mystical proclamation. Rather than being set for a single voice, it uses a variety of single and group voices - all women, all men, 4 single voices, as well as a repeated bidding (from the cantor) and refrain (from the congregation and full choir). As in all plainsong,the sung rhythm should follow the rhythm of the words, and not follow the more rigid playback of the score.

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