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Called on by light

For unaccompanied mixed choir

SSAATTBB and Tenor solo

c. 5'


This Christmas carol sets the latin text 'Ibant magi', which talks about the three Kings' journey to visit the baby Jesus.

I have mixed the Latin and English texts to give the music a sense of two cultures meeting, something I have also attempted to mimic in the harmony, with many diminished intervals, reminiscent of Arabic and Hebrew chant.

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