Use: Easter Vigil
Required Resources: deacon, SATB Choir, congregation
Language: Latin, English New 2010 Translation
The Paschal Candle Procession at the Easter Vigil is a solemn and joyful liturgical moment.
After having struck the New Fire and prepared the Paschal Candle, the celebrant commissions the deacon to lead the procession carrying the Light of Christ into the church followed by the ministers and congregation.
Lumen Christi by Richard Clark (performance available on YouTube) facilitates all the traditional elements of this procession:
singing the response thrice, each time on successively higher pitches and accompanying the procession with choral embellishment, all a cappella (as the organ is still silent).
Expertly arranged and beautifully written, Lumen Christi will enhance the grandeur of this special processional.
Mr. Clark is Director of Music/Organist at Saint Cecilia Catholic Church in the Back Bay section of Boston.
He has received degrees from Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music, and has also studied music in Belgium and Italy.
He was a prize winner in the Boston Chapter American Guild of Organists Young Artists' Competition.
Order #: 3140
- Liturgical Setting
- SATB Choir
- a cappella
- Latin / English