“O Lux Beata” (‘O Blessed Light’) was commissioned by The Fotheringhay Singers (M...
“O Lux Beata” (‘O Blessed Light’) was commissioned by The Fotheringhay Singers (Marius Carney, conductor). The work, a setting of a 4th-century hymn text ascribed to St Ambrose of Milan, contrasts a plainsong style melody over the organ pedals with the rich and lyrical outpouring of larger choral sections. Although challenging in places, the subtle chromaticism and occasional lush close-harmonies create a very powerful and impressive anthem for general sacred use (the text is particularly fitting for evening use or on Trinity Sunday) but also as a striking addition to a concert programme.“O Lux Beata” is featured on Tenebrae’s album ‘Lux et Veritas’.
Partsongs - SATB
Boosey & Hawkes
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Lat & Eng
|Scoring||Mixed Choir (SATB) & Organ|