It is Easter Monday. In Rome and all over Italy, everything is pretty much closed up for what they call “Pasquetta” (Little Easter) and also “Lunedì dell’Angelo” (Angel Monday), which calls to mind the exchange between the angel and the women at the empty tomb.
They shut down everything the day after Christmas and the day after Pentecost too.
In any event, we are in the Octave of Easter!
We still use the beautiful Sequence. Here’s what it sounds like in my native place, at my home parish. In the chant version (I am one of the schola, btw) note well the fine dynamics and phrasing. The Cantor at St. Agnes in St. Paul, Paul LeVoir, is quite simply one of the best singers of Gregorian chant I’ve ever heard. I owe a lot to him.