Saturday, 12 March 2011

Tempus per Annum - Dominus iluminatio mea



The 10th and 11th motets in Volume 3 of Tempus per Annum have turned into a single 2-part motet in the manner of many large-scale renaissance motets. The idea for this came about because the verse text for the introit for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time is the same as the opening text for the 10th Sunday, the rather evocative Dominus illuminatio mea. Each part can be performed separately or together as a more substantial work.

The Lord is my light and my Salvation: whom shall I fear? The Lord is the protector of my life: of whom shall I be afraid? My enemies that trouble me have themselves been weakend and have fallen.
If armies in camp should stand together against me,
my heart shall not fear.
Hear, O Lord, my voice which I have cried to Thee: be Thou my helper, forsake me not, nor do Thou despise me, O God, my Saviour.
The Lord is my light, and my salvation, whom shall I fear? Psalm 26

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