Unison with organ. Begins with a plainsong melody, based on the tune O lux beata. Traditional Latin hymn, translated by John Mason Neale and others.
Notes: At first sight it might seem strange adapting a plainsong melody into a contemporary idiom. But after singing this anthem through several times, singers will feel how naturally this works. The gentle lilt and fluidity of the song gives a clear indication of how to perform the plainsong. Singers should prepare well for each phrase so the initial two sixteenth notes are clearly heard. This anthem would work well sung solo or by a few singers at an evening service.
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