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O nata lux

O nata lux


  • Instrumentation: mixed choir (SATB divisi) a cappella
  • Edition: choral score, with piano accompaniment for rehearsal only
  • Language: Latin
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Description
From one of the UK’s bright, emerging choral composers, Rhiannon Randle, is this sublime setting of the familiar Latin text. O nata lux is a personal reflection on the compelling and timeless choral atmosphere depicted by the famous Thomas Tallis setting of these words. Dedicated to the memory of Randle’s late grandmother, the work balances a sense of intimate prayer and meditation with a spiritual declamation of the ‘light born of light.’ To see hope and new life in despair and death – for in the darkness we have seen a great light – chimes as much with the season of Advent as it does with personal loss. 
The lilting homophony of the opening is characterised by light tenuti, intended to provide a sense of gentle ebb and flow, almost as if to accentuate the natural emphases of speech. This then broadens into a polyphonic cascade, which hints at Bruckner as much as paying homage to Tallis’s own setting. 
O nata lux is an exciting addition to the Contemporary Choral Series, suitable for intermediate to advanced choirs looking to support and programme new music by outstanding young composers.
Details
Binding: Saddle stitching
Difficulty: advanced
ISBN: 978-1-78454-559-8
ISMN: 979-0-060-13665-8
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, London
Series: Contemporary Choral Series
UPC: 840126910803
page number: 8
From one of the UK’s bright, emerging choral composers, Rhiannon Randle, is this sublime setting of the familiar Latin text. O nata lux is a personal reflection on the compelling and timeless choral atmosphere depicted by the famous Thomas Tallis setting of these words. Dedicated to the memory of Randle’s late grandmother, the work balances a sense of intimate prayer and meditation with a spiritual declamation of the ‘light born of light.’ To see hope and new life in despair and death – for in the darkness we have seen a great light – chimes as much with the season of Advent as it does with personal loss. 
The lilting homophony of the opening is characterised by light tenuti, intended to provide a sense of gentle ebb and flow, almost as if to accentuate the natural emphases of speech. This then broadens into a polyphonic cascade, which hints at Bruckner as much as paying homage to Tallis’s own setting. 
O nata lux is an exciting addition to the Contemporary Choral Series, suitable for intermediate to advanced choirs looking to support and programme new music by outstanding young composers.
Binding: Saddle stitching
Difficulty: advanced
ISBN: 978-1-78454-559-8
ISMN: 979-0-060-13665-8
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, London
Series: Contemporary Choral Series
UPC: 840126910803
page number: 8