Words. Te lucis ante terminum. Rerum Creator poscimus. Ut pro tua clementia. Sis praesul et custodia. Procul recedant somnia. Et noctium phantasmata. Evening Hymn. First line: Te lucis ante terminum. composer. Henry Balfour Gardiner (). author of text. Anonymous – traditional. Roman Breviary. Balfour Gardiner’s Evening Hymn was published with both English and Latin texts The Latin is the ancient Compline hymn Te lucis ante te.

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Evening Hymn” Te lucis ante terminum ” “Thee, Lord, before the close of day”[1] is an anthem composed by Henry Balfour Gardinera setting of the Latin compline hymn ” Te lucis ante terminum ” for four voices and organin both English and Latin.

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The second stanza, reflecting the night’s frightening fantasies, has been described as “hushed”. Views Read Edit View balfoue. The second stanza is written for unaccompanied voices. Hyperion has captured the famed acoustics of St Paul’s to perfection. Introduction English Gardiner spent much of his time helping to establish the works of Bax, Holst, Grainger and Quilter.

They sing with perfect unity and a rare vigour. Te lucis ante terminum”. Retrieved from ” https: His Evening Hymn dates from and is quite unrepresentative of his compositional idiom. The choir of Jesus College Cambridge evneing the hours that take us from day into night in a programme of works by English composers from the sixteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Other recordings available for download. Compline hymn ” Te lucis ante terminum “. The concluding Amen begins with a powerful entry of the alto, followed by imitation in the other voices, leading to a restful ending in low register and very softly.

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Balfour Gardiner H – Evening Hymn (Te lucis ante terminum)

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Henry Balfour Gardiner Gardiner set the anthem in D major for four evvening, sometimes divided, and organwriting the same music for both an English text and the Latin version by Pope Urban VIII. The site is also available in several languages. Articles containing Latin-language text Pages with timeline metadata Interlanguage link template link number. Gardiner set the three stanzas differently, with long organ prelude and interludes, following the mood of the text.

It is regarded as Gardiner’s best-known work and a classic of the English choral tradition.

Evening Hymn (Henry Balfour Gardiner) – ChoralWiki

Evening Hymncalled a “noble” anthem, is regarded as Gardiner’s best-known work [5] and a classic of the English choral tradition, often performed in evensong. Evening Hymn First line:. Retrieved 8 December This humn was last edited on 13 Februaryat This probably resulted in his missing the opportunity eveinng promote his own works, some of which evfning a strong Delian influence. June Total duration: Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.


It was published in Evening Hymn ” Te lucis ante terminum ” Anthem by H. Gardiner had studied at Dr. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. The possibility to have it performed probably spurred the completion of the composition. The Latin text is the compline hymn ” ” Te lucis ante terminum ” from the Roman Breviary.

Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings evrning music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. Don’t show me this message again. The long, seamless phrases, carefully written dynamic changes and effective use of harmonies, have made this piece a favourite in any parish choir’s repertory.