O Nata Lux

I’ve had my head down a lot recently with PhD work but here is one I wrote earlier: an a cappella SSA setting of O nata lux. It’s traditionally a text used for the Transfiguration — 6th August, but the readings also come up at the last Sunday before Lent.

No recording yet, but there is a .pdf:
O nata lux PDF
and, as usual, robot flutes:

O nata lux de lumine,
Jesu redemptor saeculi,
Dignare clemens supplicum
Laudes precesque sumere.

Qui carne quondam contegi
Dignatus es pro perditis,
Nos membra confer effici
Tui beati corporis.

English translation:

O Light born of Light,
Jesus, redeemer of the world,
with loving-kindness deign to receive
suppliant praise and prayer.

Thou who once deigned to be clothed in flesh
for the sake of the lost,
grant us to be members
of thy blessed body.

As usual, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license, which means you can download, print, perform and record it for free without requiring further permission from me (but you must in turn share any derivative works, such as recordings, under similar terms: you can charge money if you like, you just cannot prohibit copying). This gift of music is made possible by my generous patrons, both on Patreon and through other channels.

Meanwhile — this week I am in Canterbury with the Cathedral Singers of Ontario, who are providing the music for Canterbury Cathedral. This will include the world premiere of my setting of There Is No Rose of Such Virtue at Evensong on Wednesday, 2nd January: do come along if you are in the area!

Christ Church, Southgate, London N14 - Window depicting the Transfiguration of Jesus