Lux Aeterna – Rutter Requiem


Lux Aeterna – Rutter Requiem

 I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me.

 Blessed are the dead who in the Lord, for they rest from their labors:

even so saith the Spirit. 

And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me,

Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, that they may rest from their labors:

thus saith the Spirit. 

The eternal light shine upon them, O Lord, with Thy saints for ever:

for Thou art merciful. Lord, grant them eternal rest,

and may perpetual light shine upon them.

 

 

seems like a bleak text setting, but vocally this music is so pure and the mainly ascending sequential figures give me a sense of optimism…of resolution….of hope?

Enjoy

Hx

 

 

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