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Vigilate, Quia Nox Est Super Nos

J.A.Pinzon (ASCAP) - HORYZIN Music Publishing

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Vigilate, Quia Nox Est Super Nos

J.A.Pinzon (ASCAP) - HORYZIN Music Publishing
Publisher Desc.  Vigilate, Quia Nox Est Super Nos is a captivating choral composition that draws its inspiration from the profound and evocative poem of the same name. The Latin text guides the listener through a journey that explores the interplay of light and darkness, both in the external world and within the depths of the human soul. The piece opens with a sense of urgency as the choir sings, "Vigilate, quia nox est super nos" ("Watch, for the night is upon us"). The music reflects the impending darkness, and the singers vividly portray the fleeting beauty of daylight that gives way to the encroaching shadows. "Stellae radiant in caelo alto" ("Stars shine in the high sky") introduces a celestial element to the composition, with the choir portraying the brilliance of stars and the shimmering moon through soaring melodies and ethereal harmonies. The poem continues to delve into the enigmatic world of dreams and the captivating mysteries that emerge in the shadows. The music mirrors this mystique, inviting the listener to explore the unseen and the unknown. Yet, amidst the haunting atmospheres and the apprehension that darkness may bring, there is a transformative moment. "Sed lucem in corde nostrum servamus" ("But let us keep the light in our hearts") marks a turning point in the composition, as the choir sings with newfound hope and determination. The music becomes a vessel for the resilience of the human spirit, encouraging the preservation of inner light even in the face of fear and uncertainty. "Speramus in tenebras fulgorem" ("We hope for radiance in the darkness") is a poignant moment of optimism, as the composition builds towards a triumphant realization that it is possible to overcome the night's fears. The final lines, "In silentio fortiter vigilamus" ("In silence, we vigilantly stand strong"), serve as a powerful conclusion, emphasizing the strength found in quiet resolve.
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