Duration: 7′ 20″

  • Motet
  • Text: Liturgia Horarum
  • Unaccompanied SSATB or SSSAA choir with soprano solo
  • Gemini Publications
  • Commissioned by Yoxford Festival 2005
  • First performance 20 August 2005  |  Choir of New College Oxford/ Edward Higginbottom  |  Yoxford Church, Yoxford, Suffolk

The Vesper hymn, Deus, qui claro lumine, is by turns contemplative and ecstatic. The beginning unfolds around a single note, extending upwards to the high solo soprano entry. The fading light of day is suggested by the downward shift of tonality and the work closes with the gradual descent of the soprano solo over the gently repeated Amens.