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Easter Triumph, Easter Joy


Format: Audio CD
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Basilica of the National Shrine

This CD is filled with powerful music of the Easter Season; music programmed and sung in the magnificent style one expects of Shrine liturgies. You'll find the glorious hymn settings you've heard on television, the superb choral singing of the Shrine Choir and the skillful playing of the Basilica organists.

The Choir of the Basilica is comprised of about twenty professional singers from the greater Washington metro area and sings for the Solemn Eucharist on Sundays and Solemnities. The choir sings at about 100 liturgies and performances each season, and prepares about 300 works each season. Solemn liturgies at the Shrine are broadcast on EWTN throughout the world.

Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us:
therefore let us keep the feast,
not with old leaven,
neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness;
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Choir and Chamber Orchestra of the Basilica
Dr. Peter Latona, conductor; Richard K. Fitzgerald, organist


  1. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today — arr. John Rutter (b. 1943)
  2. At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing — arr. Peter Latona (b.1968)
  3. Dialogues sur les grands jeux — Louis-Nicolas Clerambault (1676-1749) [organ]
  4. Victimæ paschali laudes — Mogens Pederson (1580-1630), arr. Latona
  5. My Hope Is Risen — Peter Latona
  6. Ricercare — Johann Froberger (1610-1667) [organ]
  7. Dum transisset sabbatum — John Taverner (1490-1545)
  8. Sing We to the Lord — Edward Cuthbert Bairstow (1874-1946)
  9. Improvisation "Resurrexit" — Peter Latona [organ]
  10. Cœlus ascendit hodie — Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924
  11. A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing — arr. Peter Latona
  12. O Clap Your Hands — Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
  13. Caprice sur les grands jeux — Louis-Nicolas Clerambault [organ]
  14. Agnus Dei tropes on the Resurrection — Peter Latona
  15. Christ Our Passover — Richard Wayne Dirksen (1921-2003)

The Choir of the Basilica:

Susan Lewis Kavinski, Karla Rivera, Dawn Henderson, Karoun Demirjian, Danielle Kerlin, Jane Elkin, Elizabeth Hungerford – sopranos
Daniel Ebeling, Melissa Kornacki, Callista Gingrich, Katherine Motsuk, Eleanor Nemeth, Maureen Vincent Morgan – altos
Charles Downey, Robert Legge, Stephen White, Gerald Kavinski, – tenors
Jason McFarland, Mark Owens, Louis Reichwein, Stephen Bogart, Josiah Dykstra, Ryan Mullaney – basses

Dr. Peter Latona, Director of Music
Recorded June 2008


Order #: 9028
Price: $16.95


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