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Jolliffe, Edmund: Lux aeterna (PRINTED VERSION)


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Edmund Jolliffe’s setting of the communion antiphon for the Roman Catholic Requiem Mass may be sung to equally powerful effect either liturgically, or as the focus of a collective expression of remembrance, or as a moving addition to any choral concert programme. From the opening revelation of eternal light the music moves steadily through hushed litanies and invocations to a resounding climax. A contemporary tonality of richly annotated chords illuminates these traditional words with a modern sound and sense. This is a piece that singers will enjoy for its discipline of sustained lines and beautifully balanced sonorities no less than for its eloquent statement of an eternal hope.


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{AUDIO CLIP} Here is a 30 second audio clip: “Jolliffe: Lux aeterna (mp3)” World premiere performance. Performed by the Professional Choir of The Brick Presbyterian Church, New York City; Keith S. Tóth, conductor. Reproduced by kind permission.

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