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from illuminare

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for SATB Chorus and Piano
optional Chamber Orchestra accompaniment

Text by Saint Ambrose
Elaine Hagenberg Music - EH1012


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! Splendor can be performed with SATB chorus and piano or SATB chorus with orchestra accompaniment. (Optional flute, optional oboe, 2 optional horns in F, 2 percussion, piano, strings min.)


Splendor paternae gloriae, de luce lucem proferens, lux lucis et fons luminis, diem dies illuminans. Splendor of God's glory, brings forth light from light, light of light, light's living spring, Day, all days illuminates. - Saint Ambrose

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