Paschale Mysterium

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Paschale Mysterium is Latin for "The mystery of Easter". The words have been used as the title of albums of Gregorian chant for Easter.


Paschale Mysterium
Studio album
GenreGregorian chant

An album entitled Paschale Mysterium was issued as a vinyl record in 1976; it was re-released by Sony Records in 1998. The music was sung by the German choir Capella Antiqua München directed by its regular conductor Konrad Ruhland.

Several samples of the album were used without permission for the album MCMXC a.D. by Enigma, for example the antiphon "Procedamus in pace!". This antiphon was used in the track "Sadeness (Part I)", which appeared as a single in late 1990, shortly before the album was released. After a lawsuit in 1994, compensation was paid.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Nos autem, introit
  2. Procedamus in pace! (Antiphon)
  3. Ave, Rex noster, Fili David (Antiphon)
  4. Hoc corpus, communion in mode 8 (Liber Usualis, No 573b)
  5. Ubi est caritas, antiphon in mode 7
  6. Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor, caritas song to the washing of the feet on Holy Thursday
  7. Passio Domini, evangelium passions et mortis Domini (John 2): John 18, 33, 36–37; 19, 1.5–6. 15)
  8. Ecce Lignum Crucis & Trisagio, antiphon in Mode 6
  9. Popule meus, impromeria
  10. Incipit Lamentatio
  11. Recessit pastor noster, responsory
  12. Oratio Ieremiae
  13. Respice, quaesumus, Domine
  14. Haec dies quam fecit Dominus: Christus Dominus resurrexit!
  15. Halleluja, Halleluja, (Ostern 1)


There is also a similarly-titled album on Naxos released in 1997. It is sung by the Italian women's choir Aurora Surgit plus a male cantor.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Paschale Mysterium, Capella Antiqua München (1998 rerelease) at Allmusic link
  • Paschale Mysterium: Gregorian Chant, Aurora Surgit (1996 recording) at Allmusic link