Te lucis ante terminum (2014)

For Double Choir and Organ   5 minutes

Te lucis ante terminum,
rerum Creator, poscimus,
ut solita clementia
sis praesul ad custodiam.

Te corda nostra somnient,
te per soporem sentiant,
tuamque semper Gloriam
vicina luce concinant.

Vitam salubrem tribue,
nostrum calorem refice,
taetram noctis caliginem
tua collustret claritas.

Praesta, Pater omnipotens,
per Iesum Christum Dominum,
qui tecum in perpetuum
regnat cum Sancto Spiritu.
Amen.

Commissioned by the Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust and dedicated to HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO, Royal Patron, Wells Cathedral Chorister Trust

First performance: 25th September 2014, Choir of Wells Cathedral, Matthew Owens conductor, Wells Cathedral.

Instrumentation

Double Choir (SSAATTBB) and Organ