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Easter Sunday (EF)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Introit:
    1. Resurréxi et adhuc técum [Liber Usualis p.778]
    2. Resurréxi et adhuc técum [Graduale Romanum p.240-241]
    3. Resurréxi et adhuc técum [Gregorian Missal p. 349]
    4. Resurréxi et adhuc técum (chant)
  • Gradual:
    1. Haec díes [Liber usualis, p.778-779]
    2. Haec díes [Graduale Romanum p.241]
    3. Haec díes [Gregorian Missal p. 350-351]
    4. Haec díes (chant)
    5. Haec díes by various composers
  • Alleluia:
    1. Páscha nóstrum [Liber usualis, p.779]
    2. Páscha nóstrum [Graduale Romanum p.242]
    3. Páscha nóstrum [Gregorian Missal p. 351]
    4. Páscha nóstrum (chant)
    5. Páscha nóstrum by various composers
  • Sequence:
    1. Victimae pascháli [Liber usualis, p.780]
    2. Victimae pascháli [Graduale Romanum p.242-243]
    3. Victimae pascháli [Gregorian Missal p. 351-352]
    4. Victimae pascháli (chant)
    5. Victimae pascháli by various composers
  • Offertory:
    1. Terra trémuit [Liber usualis, p.781]
    2. Terra trémuit [Graduale Romanum p.243]
    3. Terra trémuit [Gregorian Missal p. 353]
    4. Terra trémuit (chant)
    5. Terra trémuit by various composers
  • Communion:
    1. Pascha nóstrum immolátus [Liber usualis, p.781]
    2. Pascha nóstrum immolátus [Graduale Romanum p.243-244]
    3. Pascha nóstrum immolátus [Gregorian Missal p. 354]
    4. Pascha nóstrum immolátus (chant)
    5. Pascha nóstrum immolátus by Jacobus Vaet
  • Mass settings:
    1. Mass I "Lux et origo" [Liber usualis, p.16-19]
    2. Credo I [Liber usualis, p.64-66]
    3. Mass I "Lux et origo" [Graduale Romanum, p.4-7* in back of book]
    4. Credo I [Graduale Romanum, p.59-61* in back of book]
    5. Mass I (Lux et origo)
    6. Credo I

Other liturgical music


  • All You on Earth (PMB #70, HH #118)
  • Christ the Lord Is Risen Today (WIII #463, HPSC #131, CBW #499, AH #415, CH #289, CHB #76, SMH #474/5, EH #95, VII #246, LCH #62)
  • Good Christian Men, Rejoice and Sing (AH #419, CH #271, HH #124, CHB #78, SMH #545)
  • Hail Thee, Festival Day (AH #414, CBW #509, CH #274, HPSC #179, PMB #78, WIII #444, SMH #553, EH #86/102/107)
  • Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (AH #410, CBW #500, CH #288, HPSC #201, ICEL #73, PMB #74, WIII #442, CHB #79, SMH #589, EH #85, VII #249, LCH #59)
  • Let the Earth Rejoice and Sing (PMB #63)
  • O Thou, the Heavens' Eternal King (HPSC #266, VII #357)
  • Sing We Triumphant Hymns of Praise (ICEL #81, CBW #508, CH #273, SMH #753)
  • That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright (WIII #457, ICEL #76, HH #116, CBW #507, CH #284, SMH #774, EH #98, LCH #60)
  • The Clouds of Night Are Passed Away (HPSC #313)
  • The Strife Is O'er (WIII #451, ICEL #77, PMB #68, HH #131, CBW #503, AH #413, CH #276, CHB #83, SMH #787/8, EH #91, LCH #64)
  • This Is the Day the Lord Created (HPSC #329)
  • This Is the Day the Lord Has Made (CH #625, CD #852)
  • This Is the Lord's Day from Hymns for the Liturgical Year (Kathleen Pluth)
  • Victimæ paschali laudes (ICEL #79, HPSC #342, SMH #816)
  • With High Delight (CD #827)
AH = The Adoremus Hymnal, Ignatius Press
CBW = Catholic Book of Worship II / Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
CD = Cantate Domino / Hymnal Supplement, GIA Publications, Inc.
CH = The Collegeville Hymnal, The Liturgical Press
CHB = The Catholic Hymn Book [London Oratory], Gracewing Publishers
EH = The Hymnal 1940 (Episcopal), used by many Anglican Use Roman Catholic parishes
HH = Hymnal of the Hours, GIA Publications, Inc.
HPSC = Hymns, Psalms & Spiritual Canticles, out of print but excellent
ICEL = ICEL Resource Collection, GIA Publications, Inc.
LCH = Lumen Christi Hymnal, Illuminare Publications
PMB = People's Mass Book, World Library Publications, Inc.
SEC = Saint Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal, Corpus Christi Watershed
SMH = The Saint Michael Hymnal – 4th Edition 2011, Saint Boniface Church, Lafayette IN
WIII = Worship, 3rd Edition, GIA Publications, Inc.

Choral Music

  • Alleluia (Sr. Edith Scholl, OCSO)
  • Alleluia, dic nobis, Maria (Francisco Lopez Capillas)
  • Alleluia! In resurrectione tua (Jacobus Gallus) [GIA Publications]
  • In resurrectione tua (William Byrd, Jacob Handl)
  • Christ the Lord Is Risen! Alleluia! (J.H. Roman)
  • Dum transisset (Joseph Furmanik, Robert Johnson, Thomas Tallis, John Taverner)
  • Easter Psalm (Gary Penkala)
  • Exsultate Deo (Alessandro Scarlatti)
  • Finished the Strife of Battle Now (Steven Ottomanyi)
  • Good Christian Men, Rejoice and Sing (Donna Robertson)
  • Hæc dies (Jacob Arcadelt, William Byrd, Marc Ingengeri, G.P. da Palestrina)
  • Hallelujah from Messiah (G.F. Handel)
  • If Ye Be Risen Again with Christ (Orlando Gibbons)
  • Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (arr. Matthew Koraus)
  • King of Kings (Caleb Simper)
  • Like a Deer That Longs (John Edward Sittard)
  • Magdalena (Johannes Brahms)
  • Maria Magdalene (Andrea Gabrieli, Francisco Guerrero)
  • Purge, Put the Old Leaven Therefore (Heinrich Schütz)
  • Regina coeli lætare (Gregor Aichinger / Angelini)
  • Regina coeli lætare (Johannes Brahms, Giovanni Croce, José Maurício Nunes Garcia, Charles Gounod, João Baptista Lehman, Antonio Lotti, Cristóbal de Morales, W.A. Mozart, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Adrian Willaert)
  • Regina cæli (Adam Taylor)
  • Sicut cervus desiderat (Palestrina / Angelini)
  • Sicut cervus (Manoel Dias de Oliveira)
  • Surrexit Christus (G.B. Pergolesi) [GIA Publications]
  • Surrexit Christus Dominus (Michael Praetorius)
  • Te Deum laudamus (F.J. Haydn, Jean Langlais, W.A. Mozart, Domenico Scarlatti)
  • Te Deum laudamus (Calvert Shenk)
  • The Master's Rejoicing (Jim Stanley)
  • The Strife Is O'er (C. Armstrong Gibbs) from The Oxford Easy Anthem Book
  • This Is the Day (Melchior Franck) [GIA Publications]
  • This Is the Day (Gallus)
  • This Joyful Eastertide (arr. Alan Smith)
  • Two Easter Anthems (Colin Brumby)

Organ Music

  • Allegro from Symphony VI (Charles-Marie Widor)
  • Allegro-Finale from Symphony I (Louis Vierne)
  • Alleluya (William Faulkes) [A Victorian Organ Album - Oxford]
  • At the Lamb's High Feast (Paul Manz) from Improvisations for the Easter Season [Morning Star Music Publishers #10-402]
  • Carillon-sortie (Henri Mulet)
  • Chorale Fantasie on Lasst uns erfreuen (Flor Peeters) [Novello]
  • Chorale Prelude (Healey Willan)
  • Chorale Toccata on Lasst uns erfreuen; (R. Evan Copley) [H.W. Gray]
  • Christ ist erstanden (J.S. Bach) [Orgelbüchlein] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury I – Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands (Wilbur Held) from Six Preludes on Easter Hymns [Concordia #97-5330]
  • Christ lag in Todesbanden (J.S. Bach) [Orgelbüchlein] [Orgelwerke VI - Peters 245] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury I – Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Christ lag in Todesbanden (Georg Böhm) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury I - Oliver Ditson Co] [Organist's Companion, March 1992]
  • Christ lag in Todesbanden (Dieterich Buxtehude) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury I - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Christ lag in Todesbanden (G.F. Kauffmann) [Organist's Companion, February 1986]
  • Christ lag in Todesbanden (J.L. Krebs) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury I - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Christ lag in Todesbanden (Johann Pachelbel) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury I - Oliver Ditson Co] [Organist's Companion, March 1993]
  • Christ lag in Todesbanden (Samuel Scheidt) [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448] [Church Organist's Golden Treasury I – Oliver Ditson Co] [Organist's Companion, March 2001]
  • Christ lag in Todesbanden (G.P. Telemann) [Seasonal Chorale Preludes for Manuals, Bk 2 - Oxford]
  • Christ lag in Todesbanden (F.W. Zachau) [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448] [Seasonal Chorale Preludes for Manuals, Bk 2 – Oxford] [Organist's Companion, April 1987 & March 2000]
  • Concerto for Organ and Strings (Michael J. Starke)
  • Deux antiennes: Maria / Rabboni (Dom Paul Benoit) from Esquisses liturgiques [J. Fischer & Bros.]
  • Ershienen ist der herrliche Tag from Five Chorale Preludes (Colin Brumby)
  • Fanfare (Jacques Lemmens)
  • Fanfare on The Strife Is O'er (Alec Wyton) [Preludes, Fanfares & a March for the Liturgical Year – Flammer]
  • Fantaise über Christ ist erstanden (H.R. Basler) [Die Orgel im Kirchenjahr - Cron Luzern EC 270]
  • Festive Processionals for Organ and Brass (Calvert Shenk)
  • Good Christian Men, Rejoice and Sing (Paul Manz) [Improvisations for the Easter Season, Set I – Morning Star Music Publ 10-402]
  • Grand chouer dialogue (Eugene Gigout)
  • Heut' triumphiret Gottes Sohn (J.S. Bach) from Orgelbüchlein
  • Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (Paul Manz) from Improvisations for the Easter Season [Morning Star Music Publishers #10-402]
  • Jubilation Toccata (Dennis Janzer)
  • Litanies (Jehan Alain)
  • New Hymn Accompaniments, Volume 1 (Donna Robertson)
  • Partita on Gelobt sei Gott (Theodore Ripper) [Organist's Companion, April 1987]
  • Prelude on O filii et filiæ (Healey Willan) from Ten Hymn Preludes, Set I [C.F. Peters Corp]
  • Prelude on Victimae paschali laudes (John Reese)
  • Regina cæli from Die Marianischen Antiphonen (Hermann Schroeder)
  • The Easter Sequence from Six Preludes on Easter Hymns (Wilbur Held) [Concordia #97-5330]
  • The Strife Is O'er (G. Winston Cassler) [This Is the Victory - Augsburg 11-9497]
  • The Strife Is O'er (Wilbur Held) [Six Preludes on Easter Hymns - Concordia]
  • Toccata from Symphony V (Charles-Marie Widor)
  • Toccata jubilante (Dennis Janzer)
  • Toccata on Gelobet sei Gott (Alfred Fedak) [Organist's Companion, April 1986]
  • Toccata on Lasst uns erfreuen (R. Evan Copley)
  • Tuba Tune (Norman Cocker)
  • Victimæ paschali laudes from Three Preludes on Gregorian Sequences (Mark Siebert)
  • Victory (G. Winston Cassler) [Organist's Companion, April 1987]
  • Victory (Robin Dinda) [Organist's Companion, March 1991]
  • Vivace-Finale from Symphony VI (Charles-Marie Widor)
  • Ye Sons and Daughters of the King (Jan Bender) [Parish Organist, Book 8 – Concordia 97-1404]
  • Ye Sons and Daughters of the King (Camil van Hulse) [Seven Preludes on Hymns for Easter – Concordia 97-1390]

Psalm numbering is according to the Latin Vulgate Bible.

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