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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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. This probably resulted in his missing the opportunity to promote his own works, some of which betray a strong Delian influence.

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Hyperion has captured the famed acoustics of St Paul’s to perfection. It is regarded as Gardiner’s best-known work and a classic of the English choral tradition.

By gatdiner this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Latin text is the compline hymn ” ” Te lucis ante terminum ” from the Roman Breviary. His Evening Hymn dates from and is quite unrepresentative of his compositional idiom.


The possibility to have it performed probably spurred the completion of the composition. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: Two Centuries of British Symphonism. Evening Hymn First line:. 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.

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Cantus Mundi: Evening Hymn (Henry Balfour Gardiner)

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. 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.

Eveningg hymn ” Te lucis ante terminum “. Gardiner had studied at Dr. The site is also available in several languages. Gardiner set the three stanzas differently, with long organ prelude and interludes, following the mood of the text.

The second stanza is written for unaccompanied voices. The long, seamless phrases, carefully written dynamic changes and effective use of harmonies, have made this piece a favourite in any parish choir’s repertory. Don’t show me this message again. It was balforu in Te lucis ante terminum”.


They sing with perfect unity and a rare vigour. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

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. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

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Henry Balfour Gardiner Introduction English Gardiner spent much of his time helping to establish the works of Bax, Holst, Grainger and Quilter. Retrieved 8 December 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.

SATB choir and organ. June Total duration: The second stanza, reflecting the night’s frightening fantasies, evenihg been described as “hushed”. Other recordings available for download. 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.