Mar 27

Maria Magdalena et altera Maria [Mary Magdelen and the other Mary] (Mark 16:1-2,5-6) – Francisco Guerrero

A print from the Phillip Medhurst Collection of Bible illustrations in the possession of Revd. Philip De Vere at St. George’s Court, Kidderminster, England.

Mark 16:1-2,5-6

And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.

And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

Maria Magdalena et altera Maria, composed by Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)

Performed by Stile Antico


Choral Public Domain Library

Apr 26

Haec Dies [This is the day] (Psalm 118:24) – Herbert Howells

Picture of the day (1)

Psalm 118:24 [Latin]

24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Haec dies setting composed by Herbert Howells (1892-1983), and first heard on Easter Day in 1918

Performed by Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir


Haec Dies


Haec dies composed by Herbert Howells (1892-1983). Edited by Patrick Russill. For SSATB choir, a cappella. Mixed Voices. Church Music Society publications. Sacred, Choral Leaflet. Level C (moderately difficult). Vocal score. Duration 4′. Published by Oxford University Press


Apr 12

Alleluia, tulerunt Dominum [They took away my Lord] (John 20:13-15) – G. P. da Palestrina

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

John 20:13-15 [Latin]

13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

Alleluia, tulerunt Dominum (published 1569, Liber primus motettorum, 5–7vv, Rome), composed by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

Performed by Choir of the Cathedral of Fiesole
Director, Michele Manganelli


Choral Public Domain Library