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Detail for Monte: Lux perpetua lucebit
Title: Lux perpetua lucebit sanctis tuis  
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Composer: Philippe de Monte (1521-1603)
Scoring: SATTB
Liturgical Use: Antiphon, Office of Martyrs in Eastertide; All Saint's Day
Language: Latin
Catalog #: NDC030
Duration: ca. 3 minutes
Price: $2.95
Remarks: Though the text is officially for Eastertide, this elegant setting by a Belgian-born contemporary of Lassus would be especially compelling on any occasion of memorial. After setting forth the phrase: "Eternal light will shine upon your Saints," more than half of the remainder of the piece is taken up with an exquisite chain of alleluias.   View Sample Score
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