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The promised light of life

First line:
Christus est stella matutina
November 2015
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Revelation 22:16

Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s The promised light of life sets a Latin text by St Bede, which is briefly conflated with a short phrase in English from the Revelation of St John the Divine: ‘I am the bright and morning star.’ The voices are gradually revealed through the building-up of chords, an effect repeated at the end of the piece. The middle section is coloured by long melismatic vocal lines, highlighting the word ‘aeternam’ (‘everlasting’).

from notes by Owain Park © 2019


Studio Master: CDA68299Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 5 on CDA68299 [2'34]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68299 track 5

Recording date
5 January 2019
Recording venue
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Christmas (CDA68299)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: November 2019
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