Shine forth

SSAATTBB unaccompanied, soli quartet 



Shine forth was first performed by Illuminare choir on Friday 16 December 2016 in Holy Trinity, Sloane Square.


Nunc, Sancte, nobis, Spiritus, Unum Patri cum Filio, Dignare promptus ingeri Nostro refusus pectori. Os, língua, mens, sensus, vigor Confessionem personent. Flammescat igne caritas, Accendat ardor proximos. Praesta, Pater piissime, Patrique compar Unice, Cum Spiritu Paraclito Regnans per omne saeculum. 

Unfold thy face, unmaske thy ray, Shine forth, bright Sunne, double the day. Draw neer then, and freely poure Forth all thy light into that houre, Which was crowned with his birth!


Come, Holy Ghost, with God the Son And God the Father, ever One; Shed forth Thy grace within our breast, And dwell with us a ready Guest. By every power, by heart and tongue, By act and deed, Thy praise be sung; Inflame with perfect love each sense, That others’ souls may kindle thence. O Father, that we ask be done, Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son, Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee, Shall live and reign eternally.




'The Nativity' by Christopher Harvey (1597 - 1663), Antiphon for 1st Sunday of Advent


5 minutes


SSAATTBB unaccompanied, soli quartet 


Illuminare choir, conducted by Jeremy Cole, Holy Trinity, Sloane Square, 16 December 2016


"Formerly a member of the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge and now one of the Hoist Singers, Barnaby Martin has always found that writing choral music has come naturally, and Shine Forth was no exception. 'It constructed itself quite quickly - it was a rather neat process,' the composer says...".

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