O lux beata Trinitas

O lux beata Trinitas : Vocal score

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for SATB unaccompanied This luminescent setting of 'O lux beata Trinitas' (ascribed to St Ambrose) uses a variety of textures and vocal techniques to reflect the joy expressed in the text - from simple homophony to improvisatory techniques and free metre. The piece culminates with a short declamatory tenor solo, echoed by a solo soprano, before a peaceful extended 'Amen'.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 16 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 1mm | 34g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English, Latin
  • 0193359057
  • 9780193359055

About Kerry Andrew

Kerry Andrew's music is infused with elements of world music, jazz, folk, and pop. Holding a PhD in composition from the University of York, Andrew won the Temple Church Choir Composition Prize in 2002, and performers of her work have included The Hilliard Ensemble, The Ebor Singers, John Potter, Nicholas Clapton, and Jane Manning. Her compositions have featured on BBC Radio 3 and 4, Classic FM, and Resonance FM, and at festivals including the York Spring Festival and The BMIC's Cutting Edge series.show more

Review quote

As with her previous choral output, Kerry Andrew's refreshing and inventive setting of O lux beata Trinitas centres on the exploration of texture, colour, light and atmosphere . . . The simplicity of much of the melodic writing should place the vocal parts within the ability range of most medium-level choirs. The real challenge will be with respect to ensemble, particularly in some of the more innnovative aleatoric sections; the last section of the piece calls for individual entries of given material in order to create cascade effects. A little perilous maybe, but the sort of engaging performance technique that students are bound to find involving and exciting. * Tom Wiggall, Music Teacher, 1 December 07 * . . . the closing Gloria, beautifully spare and hushed, contrasts marvellously with the rich aleatoric nimbus around the clamactic word "lumen". * Peter Dale, Choir & Organ, January 08 *show more