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Alleluya! Alleluya! Hearts to heaven and voices raise

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (04/05/15)
Composer: Sullivan, Arthur
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: Salisbury Cathedral Father Willis
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Hymn
This is the 44th and FINAL upload in the Lenten Hymn-of-the-Day Project!

Today's Easter hymn is played in a "straight-forward, festive manner," such you might hear it if you attended Matins (Morning Prayer) at an English cathedral on Easter.

In most cathedrals, the "biggest" service today would be the Festival Eucharist, which would probably be held at 9 AM and in the Nave, in order to accommodate a very large crowd.

At 10:30 or 11, Matins would be sung in the Quire, and well there would be a significant congregation present, it would be less than for the Eucharist, so the Quire, on the "east side" of the screen would be large enough.

While this hymn probably would not be sung at the Eucharist, it could well be the opening hymn at Matins, and this is how I've played it.

The beautiful text is by Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1855) and the tune, "Lux Eoi" is by Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900).

I wish everyone a VERY HAPPY EASTER and/or PASSOVER! :-)

May we all be healed, saved, and "ripened by his glorious sunshine from the furrows of the grave."
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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