24 May 2017

Ascension Day: Viri Galilaei (Introit)

Viri Galilaei, 
quid admiramini aspicientes in caelum? Alleluia.
Quemadmodum vidistis 
eum ascendentem in caelum, ita veniet, Alleluia.
Omnes gentes plaudite manibus: 
jubilate Deo in voce exultationis.
Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto, 
sicut erat in principio, et nunc et semper, 
et in saecula saeculorum. Amen. 

Monks of Glenstal Abbey, Nóirín Ní Riain

Ye men of Galilee,
why stand you looking into heaven? Alleluia.
He shall so come
as you have seen him going into heaven. Alleluia.
All ye Nations clap hands:
make jubilation to God in the voice of exultation.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.

William Byrd, composer
Cambridge Singers
John Rutter, conductor

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Ensemble Vocal Europeén de la Chapelle Royale
Philippe Herreweghe, director

Patrick Gowers, composer
Combined Choirs of Winchester, Gloucester, and Hereford Cathedrals
Dr Roy Massey, conductor