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Auroram Lucifer : SATB choir

by Caroline Wilkins (1993)

Audio Sample

Performance by Ensemble Exvoco from the CD Caroline Wilkins

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Work Overview

The Latin text is taken from Peter Abelard's 'Hymnarius Paraclitensis,' written on the request of Heloise. It is built on one type of nature metaphor - light symbolism, dawn, morning star, sun - entirely borrowed from the Ambrosian hymns. The repetition of certain words suggested an antiphonal treatment in this setting, where the voices answer or echo each other.

Work Details

Year: 1993

Instrumentation: Original version for 4 voices. Re-written for mixed voice choir SATB with optional organ accomp.

Duration: 12 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Shifting barlines & tempi

Commission note: Commissioned by Ensemble Exvoco.

First performance: by Antifonia Chorus, Constantin Ripa — 30 Sep 99. Music Academy Gheorge Dima, Cluj Napoca, Romania. ISCM World Music Days

Performances of this work

30 Sep 99: Music Academy Gheorge Dima, Cluj Napoca, Romania. ISCM World Music Days . Featuring Antifonia Chorus, Constantin Ripa.

1 Oct 93: St. Sebald Church, Nuremberg. Featuring Ensemble Exvoco.

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