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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The second stanza is written for unaccompanied voices. The second stanza, reflecting the night’s frightening fantasies, has been described as “hushed”.

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Two Centuries of British Symphonism. 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.


Evening Hymn (Henry Balfour Gardiner)

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.

The Latin text is the compline hymn ” ” Te lucis ante terminum ” from the Roman Breviary.

His Evening Hymn dates from and is quite unrepresentative of his compositional idiom. Other recordings available for download. It was published in Gardiner had studied at Dr.

This probably resulted in his missing the opportunity to promote his own works, some of which betray a strong Delian influence. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The concluding Amen begins with a powerful entry of the alto, followed by imitation in the other voices, leading balfiur a restful ending in low register and very softly.

Evening Hymn (Gardiner) – from CDA – Hyperion Records – MP3 and Lossless downloads

Gardiner set the anthem in D major for four voices, sometimes divided, and organwriting the same music for both an English text and the Latin version by Pope Urban VIII. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Retrieved from ” https: June Total duration: Views Read Edit View history. Evening Hymn First line:. Evening Hymn ” Te lucis ante terminum ” Anthem by H. Don’t show me this message again.


The long, seamless phrases, carefully written dynamic changes and effective use of harmonies, have made evfning piece a favourite in any parish choir’s repertory. Hyperion has captured the famed acoustics of St Paul’s to perfection.

Retrieved 8 December It is regarded as Gardiner’s best-known work and a classic of the English choral tradition.

This page was last edited on 13 Februaryat Gardiner set the three stanzas differently, with long organ prelude and interludes, following the mood of the text. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Introduction English Gardiner spent much gagdiner his time helping to establish the works of Bax, Holst, Grainger and Quilter.

The choir of Jesus College Cambridge contemplates the hours that take us from day into night in a programme of eevening by English composers from the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. The possibility to have it performed probably spurred the completion of the composition.