Light After Darkness

OVERVIEW

Parts: ​SATB

Language: Latin
Duration:

  1. O Nata Lux: 2:00

  2. ​​Surge Illuminare: 3:00

  3. ​​Lux Aeterna: 3:30

Description

Exploring the idea of light, Light After Darkness is a suite with three movements:

  1. O Nata Lux

  2. Surge Illuminare

  3. Lux Aeterna

In each piece, one or more voice parts explore drones by repeating only one or two notes. All three can be performed together or separately.

 
LAD (SATB) Cover

SHEET MUSIC

O Nata Lux
Surge Illuminare
Lux Aeterna

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SCROLLING SCORES

1. O Nata Lux
2. Surge Illuminare
3. Lux Aeterna
 

O Nata Lux (Latin)

O nata lux de lumine,

Jesu redemptor saeculi,

dignare clemens supplicum

laudes preces que sumere.

 

Qui carne quondam contegi

dignatus es pro perditis,

nos membra confer effici

tui beati corporis.

O Nata Lux (English Translation)

O light born of light,

Jesus, Redeemer of the world,

With loving kindness deign to hear

the praises and prayers which they offer.

 

You who once considered it right

to be clothed in flesh for sinners,

grant us to be made one

with your blessed body.

TEXT

Surge Illuminare (Latin)

Surge, illuminare, Jerusalem,

quia venit lumen tuum,

et gloria Domini super te orta est.
 

Quia ecce tenebrae operient

terram et caligo populos.
Super te autem orietur Dominus

et gloria ejus in te videbitur.

Surge Illuminare (English Translation)

Arise, be enlightened O Jerusalem,

for your light is come,

and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
 

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,

and gross darkness the people.
But the Lord shall arise upon you,

and his glory shall be seen upon you. 

Lux Aeterna (Latin)

Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine,

cum Sanctis tuis in aeternum, quia pius es.

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine,

et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Lux Aeterna (English Translation)

May everlasting light shine upon them, O Lord,

with thy saints in eternity, for thou art merciful.

Grant them eternal rest, O Lord,

and may everlasting light shine upon them.

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