O nata lux - Graham Keitch



Duration: 3'45"
Ensemble: Divided SATB unaccompanied
Grading: Medium
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O My People

O nata lux is available on O My People (Antiphon), which can be ordered from here.

This setting of O nata lux (O Light born of Light) was first sung by Antiphon in Exeter Cathedral, January 2016 and subsequently in concert at Buckfast Abbey. It is also recorded on their O my people CD (Willowhayne Records Ltd, WHR038CDFP) from which these notes by David Davies are taken.

'O nata lux celebrates an ecstatic text for the Feast of the Transfiguration. Keitch's expansive musical language unfolds with effective dialogue between choral textures of varying sizes, and while one senses the world of medieval monophony is never far away, the piece is shot through with richness of sound and a keen ear to the text.'

The motet is suitable for liturgical or concert use most times of the year.