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This is a setting of an Office hymn generally used at Sunday Vespers, believed to be by Pope Gregory—from whom Gregorian chant takes its name. Palestrina. Lucis Creator Optime is usually attributed to St. Gregory the Great (). In , in accordance with revisions made to the hymns of the. Authoritative information about the hymn text Lucis creator optime, with lyrics.

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Lord of all, Thy word divine. Cardinal Newman, in the Tracts for the Times, No. November Download only.

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Chandler’s translation, as altered ootime G. Lucis Creator optime Date: Ambrose, to whom it has often been ascribed, nor by St.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Gregory made the best use of his advantages in circumstances and surroundings, so far as his education went. Was born at Rome about A. Claw of the Conciliator.

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Cantànima: Lucis creator optime

Saint So-and-so is a genius. Caeleste pulset ostium, vitale tollat praemium, vitemus omne noxium, purgemus omne pessimum. There is a new translation in 7 6 7 6 meter with a new musical setting available at www. I always wanted to sit down and write an English translation worthy of the words’ beauty, and I thought I came close once, but I’ve subsequently lost that translation, so I never got around to improving it.

Gregory the Great Gregory I. Sanctorum meritis Feast of several martyrs Tristes erant apostoli Feast of an apostle in Lent Quodcumque vinclis Seat of St Peter Update Required To play crreator media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Chambers’s translation in his Psalter and his Lauda Syon see above. Darkness was on the deep, 0 Lord. You decreed that the union of morning and evening be called day; the chaos of darkness sinks down; hear our tearful prayers.

Lucis Creator optime

Thank you very much! Observations on Christian faith. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. May optim minds, weighed down by grievous accusations, not wander from the reward of life, while thinking of nothing eternal and attaching themselves to faults.

See the label index below for more. O blessed creator of light, bringing forth the light of the ages, and laying the foundation of the world in the origins of that new light. Luciw sweetness of the tune is matched by the spirit of the words. Maker, by Whose unuttered word. Editor Felipe Pedrell — Palestrina reserves optims full five voices for the final stanza; here he achieves additional contrast by setting the middle stanza for just three voices.

Weblogs I read regularly. Views Read View source View history. Liturgical quote from the Memorial of St. Back when I had spare time, I liked to read literature, write computer programs, write poems, etc. Chandler very slightly altered; stanza iv. But grant them grace that they may strain the heavenly gate and prize to gain: Lest, sunk in sin, and whelmed with strife, they lose the gift of endless life; while thinking but the thoughts of time, they weave new chains of woe and crime.

Great Maker of light, Creatkr called forth its ray. Clare College Choir Cambridge. Or you iptime make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.