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“Choral Images 2017 was perhaps the best concert I have heard...ever. What joy! I had tears to hold back during Prayer by Morten Lauridsen. That was moving to me in so many ways. Of course, Jubilate Deo! by Dan Forrest was stunning!” —Concert Patron

Choral Images 2018: LUX AETERNA

March 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
First Congregational UCC, Eau Claire

with Eau Claire Area Honor Choir
Altoona High School, Justin Ranek, conductor
Eau Claire Regis High School, Rebecca Santine, conductor
Eau Claire Memorial High School, Katie Sandberg, conductor
Eau Claire North High School, Rachael McIlquham, conductor


I

Lux Aeterna
Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)

I. Introitus 
  Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine: et lux perpetua luceat eis. Te decet hymnus Deus in Zion, et tibi redetur votum in Jerusalem: exaudi orationem meam, ad te omnis caro veniet. Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine: et lux perpetua luceat eis. Rest eternal grant them, O Lord: And let perpetual light shine on them. To thee praise is due, O God, in Zion, And to thee vows are recited in Jerusalem: hear my prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. Rest eternal grant them, O Lord: And let perpetual light shine on them.
II.In Te, Domine, Speravi  
  Tu ad liberandum suscepturas hominem non horruisti Virginis uterum. Tu devicto mortis aculeo, aperuisti credentibus regna coelorum. Exortum est in tenebris lumen rectis. Miserere nostri, Domine, miserere nostri. Fiat misericordia tua, Domine, super nos quemadmodum speravimus in te. In te Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum. Thou, having delivered mankind, Did not disdain the Virgin’s womb. Thou overcame the sting of death, And opened to believers the kingdom of heaven. To the righteous a light is risen up in darkness. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us. Let thy mercy be upon us, O Lord, for we have hoped in thee. O Lord, in Thee have I hoped: Let me never be confounded.
III.O Nata Lux 
  O nata lux de lumine, Jesu redemptor saeculi, dignare clemens supplicum laudes preces que sumere. Qui carne quondam contegi dignatus es pro perditis. Nos membra confer effici, tui beati corporis. O born light of light, Jesu redeemer of the world, mercifully deem worthy and accept praises and prayers from your supplicants. Who once was clothed in the flesh for those who are lost. Allow us to become members of your holy body.
IV.Veni, Sante Spiritus 
  Veni, Sancte Spiritus, et emitte coelitus lucis tuae radium. Veni, pater pauperum, veni dator munerum, Veni, lumen cordium. Come, Holy Spirit, and send from heaven Your ray of light. Come, Father of the poor, Come, giver of gifts, Come, light of hearts.
  Consolator optime, dulcis hospes animae, dulce refrigerium. In labore requies, in aestu temperies in fletu solatium. The best of Consolers, sweet guest of the soul, sweet refreshment. In labor, thou art rest, in heat, thou art the tempering, In grief, thou art the consolation.
  O lux beatissima, reple cordis intima tuorum fidelium. Sine tuo numine, nihil est in homine, Nihil est innoxium. O light most blessed, fill the inmost heart of all thy faithful. Without your grace, there is nothing in us, Nothing that is not harmful.
  Lava quod est sordidum, riga quod est aridum, Sana quod est saucium, flecte quod et rigidum, fove quod est frigidum, Rege quod est devium. Cleanse what is dirty, moisten what is dry, Heal what is hurt, flex what is rigid, heat what is frigid, Correct what goes astray.
  Da tuis fidelibus, in te confidentibus,sacrum septenarium. Da virtutis meritum, da salutis exitum, Da perenne gaudium. Grant to thy faithful, those that trust in thee, Thy sacred seven-fold gifts. Grant the reward of virtue, grant the deliverance of salvation, Grant joy everlasting.
V.Agnus Dei – Lux Aeterna 
  Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona eis requiem. Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona eis requiem. Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona eis requiem sempiternam. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant them rest. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant them rest. Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant them rest everlasting.
  Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine: Cum sanctis tuis in aeternum: quia pius es. Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis. Alleluia. Amen. May eternal light shine on them, O Lord: with the company of thy saints forever and ever: for thou art merciful. Rest eternal grant them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine on them. Alleluia. Amen.

II

  • Angele Dei Susan LaBarr (b.1981)

Angel of God, my guardian dear,
To whom his love commits me here;
Ever this night be at my side,
To light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

  • Exsultate, Jubilate Karl Jenkins (b. 1944)

from Motets
Exult, be joyful, o you happy souls.
Exult, be joyful, in the singing of sweet songs;
And in responses to your song may the heavens sing psalms with me.

  • Pilgrims’ Hymn Stephen Paulus (1949-2014)

from The Three Hermits

  • To Night Eric Barnum (b. 1979)

Eric Barnum, 2013-2014 Composer-in-Residence
Commissioned by The Master Singers, 2014

  • Os Justi Z. Randall Stroope (b. 1953)

The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom,
And his tongue talketh of judgment.
The law of his God is in his heart;
None of his steps shall slide.

  • Let My Love Be Heard Jake Runestad (b. 1986)
  • Alleluia Ralph Manuel (b. 1951)