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
Composer Time Period Early 20th century
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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