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Brooks-Davies: Advent antiphon 5 O Oriens (SATB choir a cappella)

Year of composition
2004
Lyricist
anon. mediaeval
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Other
Instrumentation
Choir
Instrumental parts
Not available
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On the O-Antiphons (also known as the Great, or Magnificat, Antiphons), see the note to my setting of Antiphon 1, O Sapientia. My settings are designed as short anthems or introits to be used at any time during Advent; though if sung in order the texts (and the music) proceed in a straightforward way from darkness to light as they anticipate the Incarnation. My translation: O bright Morning Star, brilliance of light everlasting, Sun of Justice: come, and bring light unto those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.

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