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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Evening Hymn” Te lucis ante terminum ” “Thee, Lord, before the close of day”[1] is an anthem composed by Henry Balfour Gardinera eveniny of the Latin compline hymn ” Te lucis ante terminum ” for four voices and organin both English and Latin. It was published in It is regarded as Gardiner’s best-known work and a classic of the English choral tradition.


Gardiner had studied at Dr. 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. The Latin text is the compline hymn ” ” Te lucis ante terminum ” from the Roman Breviary. Gardiner set the three stanzas differently, with long organ prelude and interludes, following the mood gqrdiner the text.

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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”.

The concluding Amen begins with a powerful entry of the alto, followed by imitation in the other voices, leading to a restful ending in low register and very softly. 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 hy,n. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Evening Hymn ” Te lucis ante terminum ” Anthem by H. Two Centuries of British Symphonism.

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Compline hymn ” Te lucis ante terminum “. SATB choir and organ.