European Early Music Day - Fulget Crucis Mysterium (The Mystery of the Cross Shines Out)


INTROITUS In nomine Domini

INVITATORIUM Christum regem, pro nobis in cruce exaltatum, Ps. Venite

HYMNUS Crux fidelis / Pange lingua

LECTIO De lamentatione Jeremiae prophetae

RESPONSORIUM Vinea mea electa

GRADUALE Christus factus est

Proskynumen ton stauron – Adoramus crucem tuam

Ton stauron su proskynumen – Crucem tuam adoramus

Panta ta etni – Omnes gentes

RESPONSORIUM O crux benedicta

Super omnia ligna – O crux admirabilis – Posuerunt super

caput – Ait latro ad latronem – Cum accepisset 
acetum – Adoramus te Christe – Mihi vivere Christus est

Magnificat primi toni: Tomás Luis da Vittoria (1548-1611)

COMMUNIO Nos autem gloriari oportet

LECTIO Ad Hebraeos

HYMNUS Vexilla regis prodeunt

INTROITUS Nos autem gloriari oportet

The programme of the concert was structured in such a way as to make it a kind of a meditation on the mystery of the Holy Cross. The selected pieces come mainly from the choral of Roman and Beneventese tradition, and were performed during the liturgy of Good Friday. Composed and created over the course of nearly a thousand years, between the 8th and 16th centuries, the compositions represent both the archaic genre of polyphony as well as Magnificat by Tomas Luis de Vittoria, who lived and worked in Rome at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries. Regardless of origin, time of creation or musical tradition they represent, all the works featured in the programme have one thing in common – the cross as a symbol of life and victory over death.



Schola Gregoriana del Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra

Wassim El Murr, Javier Gonzalez, Laine Tabora, Kirsten Trudeau, Katja Veniero – cantores

Franz Karl Prassl – conductor