Aurea luce

Aurea luce : Vocal score

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for SATB (with divisions) and organ Commissioned and first performed by the choir of Liverpool Cathedral, this anthem is ideal for use during the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. The choral lines move between sonorous homophonic writing and vibrant imitative passages, and are underpinned by a repeated quaver motif in the organ. Combining a sense of joy with moments of reflection, this anthem will particularly appeal to choirs looking to expand their choral more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 16 pages
  • 180 x 252 x 3mm | 40.82g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 019337806X
  • 9780193378063

Review quote

A sense of radiance is conveyed throughout by the clean, high tessitura vocal writing and filigree organ accompaniment. * Matthew Greenall, The Singer, August 2011 * The title's golden light infuses the score from beginning to end. The luminous text (attributed to Boethius's wife) makes the piece appropriate for any number of radiant liturgical occasions. * Jeremy Summerly, Choir & Organ November 2011 *show more

About Cecilia McDowall

Educated at Edinburgh and London Universities, Cecilia McDowall has been described by the International Record Review as having a 'communicative gift that is very rare in modern music. An award-winning composer, McDowall is often inspired by extra-musical influences, and her choral writing combines rhythmic vitality with expressive lyricism. Her music has been commissioned, performed, and recorded by leading choirs, among them Phoenix Chorale and the Choir of New College, Oxford, and is regularly programmed at prestigious festivals in Britain and more