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9 April 2021, 18:10 | Updated: 12 April 2021, 16:00
Take a moment to bathe yourself in this exquisite vocal requiem.
‘Lux Aeterna’, arranged by John Cameron, was performed by British ensemble VOCES8 who, through music, paid their respects to the veterans who served in the First World War, and all subsequent wars involving British and Commonwealth troops.
It’s one of those very special moments in music that stops you in your tracks.
Take a listen below, as soprano Andrea Haines’ exquisite voice soars through the church of St Anne and St Agnes in London, England.
The profound beauty and reflective nature of ‘Nimrod’, from the English composer’s Enigma Variations, have made it a favourite among those seeking a moment of serenity.
Its fluctuating dynamics, unresolved tension and soaring main theme make it one of the rare pieces that lends itself equally poignantly to weddings and funerals.
The text for this angelic piece is as follows:
Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine, cum sanctis tuis in aeternum, quia pius es.
dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua leceat eis.
May light eternal shine upon them, O Lord, with Thy saints forever,
for Thou art Kind.
give to them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.