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Luminous Awakening

A bountiful, ecstatic setting of a prayer by Hildegard von Bingen
Hildegard of Bingen
Commissioned by Jonathan Kopplin, for Bethlehem Academy of Faribault, MN

An ecstatic musical setting of Hildegard von Bingen's Psalm Antiphon for the Holy Spirit, with a new translation by the composer.

Luminous Awakening is the the first movement of the larger work, Pure Light Beyond Light.

Item Instrumentation/Voicing Duration Level Audio Peruse Delivery Method (Print vs. Digital) Price Quantity
SEA-135-00 SATB a cappella - Choral Score
2' ME Sheet Music $3.00
SEA-135-00DEL SATB a cappella - Choral Score
2' M Licensed PDF $3.00

Luminous Awakening

Hildegard of Bingen
Translated from the Latin by Elizabeth Alexander

Holy Spirit, breath of every being,
root of every creature,
moving in all,
bathing all lives
with forgiveness and grace,
and caressing wounds
with the balm of boundless joy –
Pure light beyond light,
luminous awakening,
radiant, bountiful,
resurrecting everything
again and again and again.


Complete Work
Premiere: Bethlehem Academy Choir / Jonathan Kopplin (Faribault, MN)

Movement I. Hear Us O Never-Failing Light
Choir of First Baptist Church / Shawn Potter (Ottawa, ON)
Choir of Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills / Suzanne Cartreine (Wellesley Hills, MA)
Harvard Choral Fellows / Carson Cooman (Cambridge, MA)
Lumina Women's Ensemble (St. Paul, MN)

Movement II. Luminous Awakening
Anjali Silva / Frances Lorenz (Takoma, WA)
Chamber Choir of Colonial Church of Edina / Timothy Takach (Edina, MN)

Movement III. Holy One, Source of Radiance and Reason
Arizona Unitarian Universalist Choral Festival / Elizabeth Alexander (Chandler, AZ)
Choir of Valley Unitarian Universalist Church / Kellie Walker (Chandler, AZ)
Harvard Choral Fellows / Carson Cooman (Cambridge, MA)

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