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Cónditor Alme Síderum
Composed by Jacob Narverud
Voicing: SATB divisi with baritone solo/soli
Instrumentation: a cappella
Catalog number: AMP 1157
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thy people's everlasting light,
Christ, redeemer of us all,
hear our voices when we call.
Thou, grieving that the ancient curse
should doom to death a universe,
has found the medicine, full of grace,
to save and heal a ruined race.
Thou came, the Bridegroom of the bride,
and drew the world to evening tide,
proceeding from a virgin shrine,
the spotless Victim all divine.
At thy great name, majestic now,
all knees must bend, all hearts must bow;
all things celestial thee shall own,
and things terrestrial, Lord alone.
O Thou, whose coming is with dread,
to judge and doom the quick and dead,
preserve us, while we dwell below,
from every insult of the foe.
Virtue, honor, praise, and glory
to God — the Father — with the Son
And the Holy Ghost, together.
Forever and ever. Amen.
Jacob Narverud (b. 1986) is an American composer, arranger, and conductor. A native Kansan, Jacob is the Founder/Artistic Director of the Tallgrass Chamber Choir, a professional ensemble of musicians from across the Great Plains. Dr. Narverud is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences as well as an active guest conductor/clinician for choral festivals and all-state choirs across the United States. As a sought-after composer, Narverud has been commissioned to write new works for a variety of choral ensembles and organizations. Many of his Editors' Choice compositions are publisher best sellers and are performed worldwide by choirs of all levels.
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