LUX PRIMA (Gounod)

LUX PRIMA (Gounod)

Composer: Charles F. Gounod (1872)
Published in 71 hymnals


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Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: Charles F. Gounod

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Tune Information

Composer: Charles F. Gounod (1872)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Incipit: 11132 17153 33543

Notes

French romanticist composer Charles F. Gounod (PHH 165) wrote LUX PRIMA, which means "first light" in Latin. When the Franco-Prussian War broke out in 1870, Gounod left his native Paris and settled in England for five years. This sturdy tune was published in the Scottish Hymnary in 1872.

It uses several melodic sequences and builds to a climax in its last line. Sing in parts throughout with moderate to strong accompaniment. RATISBON, the suggested alternate tune, is found with this text in many other hymnals, but its isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) shape doesn't fit this text as well as Gounod's livelier LUX PRIMA.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1292
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #926
Text: Come, O Come, Thou Quickening Spirit
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4391
Text: Men Who Walk in Folly's Way
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #481
Text: Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 19 of 19)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #266Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #1292Tune InfoScoreAudio
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #684Text InfoTextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Hymnal: A Worship Book #216
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #406FlexscoreAudio
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #667TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #852TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #475TextPage Scan
Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #34D
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #481Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Sing! A New Creation #172TextAudioPage Scan
Small Church Music #1126Audio
Small Church Music #2035Audio
Small Church Music #3763Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #926TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #4391TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #331TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #398TextPage Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #495
Include 52 pre-1979 instances



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