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Splendor, the first movement from Illuminare, opens in a majestic and bright D major. A radiant flurry of sixteenth notes heralds the arrival of Light before the voices enter in powerful unison and the Ambrosian hymn text bursts into a punctuated and joyful “Gloriae” section. After a brief legato passage, the music returns to the joyful rhythmic momentum heard in the beginning. A great concert opener or festival selection, Splendor will highlight your musicians' power and sensitivity in equal turn!