AUDIO – Victimae Paschali Laudes – As you may never have heard it before

schuler20 April 2017 was the 10th anniversary of the death of Msgr Richard Schuler.  A great deal as been written about him and we all owe a debt of gratitude to him for what he did.

In his memory, and to respond to the many requests I received about a piece I used in one of my podcasts for the Easter Octave, here is the rendition of Victimae Paschali Laudes by Pietro Yon which parishioners of St. Agnes in St. Paul have now heard for decades, during the pastorate of Msgr. Schuler (the conductor of the choir and orchestra) and under his successors.

Yes, this can be done in a parish.  Not every parish, mind you.  But, yes, in a parish.

First, listen to the Sequence as sung by the St. Agnes Schola Cantorum and, especially, the Chorale (I was in both these recordings lo those many years ago).


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  1. Yes, Father Zed, you are correct. It CAN be done. I have been to St Agnes several times and always , astonished.
    That’s pretty hard to do coming from the model parish known as Mater Ecclesiae with the model pastor Father Robert Pasley. But hey, I’m preaching to the choir here, non? :)

    Many thanks for the recordings. Perfect medicine right about now.

  2. boredoftheworld says:

    Thank you father, very much.

  3. FRARENA says:

    Thank you very much Father. May God bless you abundantly in this Easter season.

  4. oledocfarmer says:

    This VPL appears in the famous 1940 Latin Mass film featuring Msgr Fulton Sheen.

    Thanks, Father. Happy Easter!

  5. aquinasadmirer says:

    Yes, it can be done.

    At our parish it was done. I heard it on the first and eight day of the Easter Octave; Deo Gratias!
    It was led by our esteemed Sacred Music Director: Scott Turkington.
    We are so blessed to have him.

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