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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It is regarded as Gardiner’s best-known work and a classic of the English choral tradition. His Evening Hymn dates from and is quite unrepresentative of his compositional idiom. They sing with perfect unity and a rare vigour.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Introduction English Gardiner spent much of his time helping to establish the works of Bax, Holst, Grainger and Quilter.

Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Te lucis ante terminum”. Two Centuries of British Symphonism. The concluding Amen begins with a powerful gardinner of the alto, followed by imitation in the grdiner voices, leading to a restful ending in low register and very softly.


Hyperion has captured the famed acoustics of St Paul’s to perfection. The second stanza is written for unaccompanied voices. Evening Hymn First line:. 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.

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 ” Te lucis ante terminum ” Anthem by H. The Latin text is the compline hymn ” ” Te lucis ante terminum ” from the Roman Breviary. SATB choir and organ. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

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. Articles containing Latin-language text Pages with timeline metadata Interlanguage link template link number. June Total duration: The possibility to have it performed probably spurred the completion of the composition.

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.

Cantus Mundi: Evening Hymn (Henry Balfour Gardiner)

This page was last edited on 13 Februaryat It was published in This probably resulted in his missing the opportunity to promote his own works, some of which betray a strong Delian influence. Other recordings available for download.


Retrieved from ” https: The choir of Jesus College Cambridge contemplates the hours that take us from day into night in a programme of works by English composers from the sixteenth and twentieth centuries.

Don’t show me this message again. Retrieved 8 December Henry Balfour Gardiner Gardiner had studied at Dr. Views Read Edit View history. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. The site is also available in several languages.

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. The long, seamless phrases, bwlfour written dynamic changes and effective use of harmonies, have made this piece a favourite in any parish choir’s repertory.