Alleluia Oportebat

Alleluia Oportebat

Composer: Henrique Coe

Concert: Oct 16, 2018 (Student Composers Concert)
Walter Hall (University of Toronto)
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Sopranos: Mélissa Danis and Rosemonde Desjardins
Altos: Martina Myskohlid and Courtney Waldie
Tenors: Kevin Mulligan and Benjamin Gabbay
Basses: John Krutschke and Benjamin Loyst
Nicholas Wanstall, organ
Henrique Coe, conductor

Program Note:
The piece is one of the choral pieces from the Symphony “The Saviour”, which was mainly composed in 2014. The choral pieces of the symphony can be sung as independent pieces. The texts were extracted from the 1961 Liber Usualis, following the liturgical instructions, and from the Vulgata.
The world premiere of “Alleluia Oportebat” took place on October 16, 2018 at the University of Toronto.
“Alleluia Oportébat” is the second Alleluia of the Third Sunday after Easter in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

Oportébat páti Chrístum, et resúrgere a mórtuis, et ita intráre in glóriam súam.

Thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise again from the dead, the third day.