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Music for Holy Week

How much music for Holy Week has been composed by women?

Here are some suggestions from Twitter:

Motets and Anthems

Cessate tympana, cessate praelia - Maria Xaveria Peruchona

Cantate Domino - Eleanor Haward

Crux Fidelis - Sarah MacDonald

Crux Fidelis - Kathryn Rose

Crucifixus - Olivia Sparkhall

Day of Days - Faustina Hasse Hodges

Easter Carol - Tamsin Jones

Easter Light - Cecilia McDowall

Forsake Me Not - Katharine Parton

I will extend my peace - Alice Rivers

Jacob’s dream - Emma Davies

Jesus, remember me - Esther Bersweden

Komm süßer Tod - Ethel Smyth

Kyrie (upper voices) - Rania Gold

Lamentations - Kerensa Briggs

Lost Son - Milly Atkinson

Miserere mei, Deus (upper voices) - Sarah MacDonald

Music for the Easter Season - Hildegard von Bingen

My Eternal King - Jane Marshall

O vos omnes - Sarah Rimkus

Omnes Amici Mei - Ghislaine Reece-Trapp

Parce Domine - Tamsin Jones

Paschal Hymn - Hanne Ørvad

A Renewal of Faith - Olivia Sparkhall

Sing unto the Lord - Elizabeth Poston

Stabat Mater - Sulpitia Cesis

Stabat Mater - Cecilia McDowall

Threna - Hanne Ørvad

Ubi caritas (upper voices) - Roxanna Panufnik

Verbum supernum - Charlotte Baskerville

When I Survey - Esther Bersweden

Words from the cross - Joanna Forbes L'Estrange

Canticles and Masses

Mass for the Mystery of Faith - Ghislaine Reece-Trapp

Magnificat (double choir) - Eleanor Haward

Large Works

Sea Requiem - Susannah Self

Johannes Passion - Sofia Gubaidulina


He Arose: Fanfare for Easter (for organ and brass) - Libby Larsen

O Filli - Jeanne Demessieux


14 Meditations on the Stations of the Cross for viola, piano and soundtrack - Marisa Cornford

Apologies for any omissions - send me piece and composer (and link if you have it) and I'll add it.


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