1 manuscript score
5 manuscripts (facsimile)
August 22, 1971: Canticles for Two Sopranos
A first performance of a new work, written especially for this series by Peter Hallock
II. Lumen ad revelationem gentium
Lumen ad revelationem gentium
Look, kindly Jesus, where we come, new Simeons to kindle, Each at your infant sacrifice, his own life’s candle. And when your flame turns into many tongues, see how the one is multiplied among us hundredes, and goes among the humble, to console our sinful kindred. It is for this we come, and kneeling, each receive one flame, ad revelationem gentium. Our lives like candles spell this simple symbol weep like our bodily life sweet work of bees, sweeten the world with your slow sacrifice and this shall be our praise, that by our glad expense our Father’s will Burned and consumed us, for a parable. Nor burn we now, but bright with brown and smoky flames put bright until our sacrifice is done, by which, not we, but you are known, and then returning to our Father, one by one, give back our lives, like wise and waxen lights.
III. Praise God from the heavens
Praise God from the heavens, alleluia.
Praise him all angels, alleluia.
Praise him sun and moon,
Praise him all shining stars.
Praise him you shining stars.
Praise him from the earth.
Praise him above the heavens.
Fire and hail, snow and fog, Praise him.
Mountains and all hills, Kings and all people.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow, alleluia.
Praise him all creatures here below.
Praise him above ye heavenly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia.