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Christus est stella matutina

composer
commissioned by Alan Oyston and The Durham Singers with the assistance of Durham City Arts in 2000
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Written to a commission from The Durham Singers in 2000, with financial assistance from Durham City Arts. This choir have been very supportive of my music over the years, travelling long distances to appear in my performances all over the country with other choirs. The words are a prayer of The Venerable Bede who is buried in Durham Cathedral, one of my favourite religious buildings. The text appears above the tomb in the Galillee Chapel with the Latin interwoven with English translation. I also set this text in English for my sister’s wedding in 1992.

from notes by Will Todd © 2006

Recordings

Todd: Lux et veritas
Studio Master: SIGCD394Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Todd: Mass in Blue & other choral works
SIGCD083Download only

Details

Track 7 on SIGCD083 [3'42] Download only
Track 14 on SIGCD394 [3'31] Download only

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