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Tarik O'Regan

Publisher: Novello & Co

Beatus auctor sæculi (Blest author of this earthly frame) from Sequence for St Wulfstan (2003)
Commissioned by Tim Brown and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Publisher
Novello & Co Ltd
Category
Chorus a cappella / Chorus plus 1 instrument
Year Composed
2003
Duration
4 Minutes
Chorus
SATB
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Tarik O'Regan Beatus auctor sæculi (Blest author of this earthly frame) from Sequence for St Wulfstan (2003)
Latin text sourced from MS 391, p. 225: Cambridge, Copus Christi College (the Portiforium of St Wulfstan). Text: Caelius Sedulius (?) (c. 450 A.D.) Translation: J. M. Neale (1818 - 1886)


For THE NATIVITY, CHRISTMAS or MARIAN FEASTS

Beatus auctor saeculi
servile corpus induit,
ut carne carnem liberans
non perderet quod condidit.

Clausae parentis viscera
caelestis intrat gratia;
venter puellae baiulat
secreta quae non noverat.
Amen.


Blest Author of this earthly frame,
to take a servant's form he came,
that liberating flesh by flesh,
whom he had made might live afresh.

In that chaste parent's holy womb,
celestial grace hath found its home;
and she, as earthly bride unknown,
yet call that Offspring blest her own.
Amen.

  • Ensemble
    Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
    Soloist(s)
    James McVinnie, organ; Rafal Jezierski, cello; Adrian Spillett, percussion; Helen Tunstall, harp
    Conductor
    Timothy Brown
    Collegium:
  • Ensemble
    Ebor Singers
    Conductor
    Paul Gameson
    Boreas:
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'Best was Tarik O'Regan's Beatus auctor saeculi, a beautifully-imagined miniature which held the audience rapt.'
Richard Fairman, Financial Times,1/1/0001
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