Keith Hampton - Earthsongs
, Opening phrases of the traditional spiritual This Little Light of Mine launch this exciting work into Keith Hampton's original words and music, which feature a sixteen-measure soprano solo sung to lines from tenth-century poet Grigor Narekatzi's Book of Mournful Chants: "Don't let the light that You've given me die, And don't desert my mind. But let the one who serves You Praise You again and again." The repeated responses "He lives in us as True Light" and "God gave the world True Light" give solid impact to every phrase. School and church choirs will revel in the spiritual depth and driving rhythmic feel of this extraordinarily soulful choral!
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