20 April will be the 14th 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). This is for the N.O. and so it (sadly) lacks the “Amen! Alleluia!”).
Then this… a parish choir, mind you.