John Speller's Web Pages Easter

John Speller's Web Pages

Easter

Hymns, anthems and other music for easter.

The photograph shows the Resurrection, depicted on a benchend carved in 1523 by Simon Warman of Taunton at the Parish Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, Bishops Hull, Somerset, restored in memory of my father. The risen Christ steps from the tomb over sleeping Roman soldiers. In the lower part of the carving, the pelican is feeding her young, a medieval symbol of Resurrection.

Among the hymns and carols in the Easter section you will find a number of texts by nineteenth-century English and American Anglo-Catholics who were steeped in the Patristic tradition. The tendency today within mainstream Christianity is to move away from the concept of the Sacrificial Atonement. In espousing the older Patristic concept of the triumph of Christ over the forces of darkness, some of these hymns and carols might prove more suitable than certain of the more familiar texts in commonly used hymnals.

A Rhyme, a rhyme for Easter time
A song for Easter Day (Kotzschmar)
Adeste coelitum chori
Angel, roll the rock away
Christ the Lord is risen again
Christ who knows all his sheep
Christ the Lord is risen to-day (Grace M. Marckwald)
Down came an angel
Early on this morning
Easter anthem (Greene)
Easter virelay
Give ear
God that deydest on the tree
Haec dies (Webbe)
Hail, Easter bright
Hark! bright angels sweetly sing
Hosanna to the Prince of light
If angels sung a Saviour's birth
If ye then be risen with Christ (Wadely)
Jesus wahres Gotteslamm
Let the song be begun
Let us tell the story
Mary to her Saviour's tomb
My Shepherd will supply my need
Night's darkened shades of sombre gloom
Now is Christ risen (Key)
O filii et filiae (Liszt)
On Easter Morn Christ rose again
On this glorious Easter Morning
On wings of living light
Post dies octo (Byrd) Rejoice, our Lord has risen
Rejoice! the stone is rolled away
Ring the bells merrily
Shepherd of tender youth
Sing alleluia, all ye lands
Song of Moses (Key)
Stand on thy tower
Surrexit Christus hodie (Scheidt)
Tempus adest floridum
That Easter-tide with joy was bright
The fishers sat within their boat
The foe behind
The lark ascending
The Lord is risen (Arnold)
The morning of salvation
The strife is o'er (Mendelssohn)
The world itself keeps Easter Day
The world puts off its blanket gray
Wake the world!
We will be merry, far and wide
What shall the song of Easter be?
Winter-tide hath passed away
Ye heavens, uplift your voice


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