08 April 2012

Easter Sunday

A very blessed Easter to all of you. Today was a perfect day to celebrate our Lord's victory, beginning with the sublimely beautiful Mass at the Oratory. The Mass setting was Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, with great orchestration and choir, and fantastic soloists.

Then, a beautiful day with family and friends. Great weather, great food, great conversation.

A nice little window into Heaven.

Christus surrexit, surrexit vere!

1 comment:

Jane Chantal said...

Apparently, Haydn's own title for this work was "Missa in Augustiis". However, as a result of its public debut happening to coincide with the hugely sensational news of Nelson's victory over Napoleon at the Battle of the Nile, the nickname "Lord Nelson Mass" came to attach itself to this piece.