The way to “repeat” Alleluia during Eastertide confuses many people.
This hymn by Caelius Sedulius (Christian Poet from the 5th century) has been translated into English by a Catholic priest.
“The late Archbishop Sheen once pointed out how the Greeks in their language had three different words for love…”
This has been called the “incomparable and indispensable” hymnal for Catholics.
A few years ago—during the Sacred Music Symposium—I suggested to the audience that the “Our Father” and the “Alleluia” should be considered part of the Ordinary of the Mass (for the Ordinary Form). In my own settings, such as Mass of the English Martyrs, I treated the “Our Father” accordingly—and here in Los Angeles, we […]