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Lux aeterna : SATB choir

by Paul Stanhope (1999)

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Performance by Cantillation (Musical ensemble), Paul Stanhope from the CD Songs for the shadowland

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Lux Aeterna : Sydney Chamber Choir / Paul Stanhope.

Library shelf no. CD 2884 [Not for loan]

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Score

Lux aeterna : for mixed voices (SATB divisi) a cappella / [music by] Paul Stanhope.

Library shelf no. 782.55525/STA 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1999

Instrumentation: SSAATTBB choir.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Amateur.

Commission note: Commissioned by Graeme Morton, St Peters Chorale.. Commissioned in memory of Ben Wilson, a member of St Peters Chorale (1996-1999)

Text drawn from the 'Agnus Dei' in the Requiem Mass.

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Lux aeterna, by Paul Stanhope
 

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Performances of this work

4 Aug 2013: at BCCMF: In Paradisum (St John's Cathedral, Brisbane). Featuring Brisbane Chamber Choir.

20 Aug 2011: at Brisbane Chamber Choir in Concert (St John's Cathedral, Brisbane). Featuring Brisbane Chamber Choir, Graeme Morton.

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Beautifully crafted, and beautifully sung

Posted by Chris Williams on 21 November, 2013

What a great piece! I heard it on the Music Show and wanted to know more. What pleases me most is that the initial attractiveness reaps rewards upon closer listening. The structural coherence combines elegantly with clear, intelligent text setting. I am particularly struck by the moment where the initial musical idea returns, in a completely different register with the “cum sanctis...” (around 2:16 in the video). Beautifully crafted, and beautifully sung.

 

P.S. Should the fourth notes in the alto part at bar 55 be a B flat? It sounds to me like that is what is being sung, but the flat seems to be missing from the score.