2011-10-13 15:22:57

Glorious Mystery 1: " Et resurrexit tertia die"

October is the month of the Rosary, so we bring you a series of musical comments on the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary, beginning with the first.

"Et resurrexit die - on the third day he rose again from the dead . Listen to the joyful exuberance of J.S. Bach's setting of those words. ..Bach's great contemporary , George Frideric Handel, wrote no mass settings, but he did write and Italian oratorio on the subject of Christ's Resurrection. "

Music historian Monsignor Philip Whitmore in a programme produced by Veronica Scarisbrick

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