Commissioned as a companion piece to Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, for premiere in Carnegie Hall, this was the composer’s first piece ever performed in that historic venue. Setting of text from Isaiah 60- “Arise, Shine, for thy Light has come!”. Duration c. 7:00. Can be performed with piano, or with organ/brass/percussion, or with full orchestra (all available for purchase from Hinshaw).
Text from Isaiah 60: 1-4, 19-20
Arise, shine! For thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee!
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth; but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee.
The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light; but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God shall be thy glory; and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
Arise, thy light is come!
Lift up thine eyes and see: all nations shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
Arise, shine! For thy light is come!
Instrumentation: Piano, Organ, Percussion, Brass Ensemble, Orchestra