Lux illuxit laetabunda

Lux illuxit laetabunda : Vocal score

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for SATB (with divisions) unaccompanied Set to the text of a 12th-century Sequence in honour of the martyr St Olav and characterized by a mellifluous plainchant-style melody, this glorious motet pulses with understated intensity. The opening drones, performed in free time and re-stated throughout, establish a quiet energy which rises until the luminescent final section, in which the heavens are called to rejoice. The original Sequence provides a stately coda. This is splendid and original music, suitable for both concert and liturgical use.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 177 x 254 x 1mm | 17g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English, Latin
  • 0193355582
  • 9780193355583

About Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith moved to Norway from Liverpool, England, in 1984. Since completing studies in Music and English at the University of Oslo he has worked for the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival and as organist and choirmaster at the English church in Oslo. He has written a number of works, mostly for organ, choir, or small chamber ensemble. Current projects include a set of pieces for the Girl Choristers of Washington National
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Review quote

The music grows gradually out of a plainsong idea rather like an Indian musician exploring a raga. The harmonic style too is a logical development from its plainsong basis, giving consistency and inevitability to its climax. * Church Music Quarterly, March 08 *
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