The Light of Life, Op.29 (Elgar, Edward)

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London: Novello & Co., 1908. Plate 12015.

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London: Novello & Company, 1903. Plate 11682.

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PMLP306248-Elgar The Light of Life (Lux Christi) Op29 (Vocal Score).pdf
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London: Novello, 1896. Plate 8246.

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Work Title The Light of Life
Alternative Title Lux Christi
Composer Elgar, Edward
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.29
Key G major
Movements/Sections 16 sections
  1. Meditation (Orchestra)
  2. Chorus (Levites) and Solo (Tenor). -"Seek Him that maketh the seven stars"
  3. Recit. (Contralto) and Chorus (Disciples).-"As Jesus passed by"
  4. Solo (Soprano). -"Be not extreme, O Lord"
  5. Solo (Baritone) - "Neither hath this man sinned"
  6. Chorus. -"Light out of the darkness"
  7. Recit. (Contralto and Baritone). -"And when He had thus spoken"
  8. Chorus or Duet (Soprano and Contralto). -"Doubt not thy Father's care"
  9. Soli (Contralto and Tenor) and Chorus. -"He went his therefore"
  10. Solo (Tenor). -"As a spirit didst Thou pass before mine eyes"
  11. Recit. (Contralto) and Chorus. -"They brought him to the Pharisees"
  12. Solo (Contralto). -"Thou only hast the words of life"
  13. Recit. (Soprano, Contralto, and Tenor) and Chorus. -"But the Jews did not believe"
  14. Solo (Soprano) and Chorus of Women. -"Woe to the shepherds of the flock"
  15. (a) Recit. (Contralto, Tenor and Baritone). -"Jesus heard that they had cast him out"
    (b) Solo (Baritone). -"I am the Good Shepard"
  16. Chorus. -"Light of the World, we know Thy praise"
Year/Date of Composition 1896-03
First Performance 1896-09-10 — Worcester Festival ; Edward Elgar (conductor)
First Publication 1896 – London: Novello
Librettist Edward Capel-Cure (1853-1943) from Biblical text
Language English
Dedication Dr. Charles Swinnerton Heap
Average Duration 65 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, chorus, orchestra
Voices
soprano, contralto, tenor, baritone
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra
2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns (2 in F, 2 in B/E), 2 trumpets (F/C), 3 trombones, tuba
2 timpani, cymbals, organ, harp, strings
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