Sacred Music for Holy Week
The seldom heard Procession of Palms by Australian composer, Malcolm Williamson, is a wonderful little piece in three sections: 1. 'Ride on in majesty' (you can almost hear the donkey clip-clopping along!); 2. 'All Glory, Laud and Honour'; and 3. 'Benedictus qui venit'. It is performed here by the Mastersingers, accompanied by the composer on organ. 8 minutes.
Tremendous recording of Rossini's Stabat Mater at the Salzburg Festival, conducted by Anonio Pappano. Listen here, and click here for the translated text.
Pray with the words and the music of the "Improperiae" or "Reproaches”, frequently sung at the Veneration of the Cross on Good Friday. This version was composed by Tomás Luis de Victoria, one of the greatest 16th century composers; it is sung here by the magnificent choir of the Church of the Advent, Boston. Scroll down to the end of the lyrics to access the music.