In paradisum
composer: Nancy Galbraith (2017) Nancy Galbraith & Robert Page (2014)
author: traditional
genres: SATB, piano
length: 5:00 minutes
publisher: Subito Music Publishing (ASCAP)
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premiere: April 2, 2017
Temple University Concert Choir
Graduate Conductors Chorus
Lew Klein Hall, Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
program notes: In paradisum was commissioned by Temple University for its memorial concert titled Remembering Robert Page, in honor of Maestro Page's long and distinguished career. Page served on the faculty at Temple from 1956 to 1975. During that time he also served as music director of the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, preparing choruses for Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra for 19 years. After eight years as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Page came to Pittsburgh to serve as music director of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh from 1979-2005. During that time he joined the faculty at the Carnegie Mellon School of Music to serve as Director of Choral Studies. While he was with the Mendelssohn Choir, Page commissioned and premiered two works from Nancy Galbraith—Missa Mysteriorum (1999) and Requiem (2005)—and conducted a number of other works by the composer with various ensembles.

text: In paradisum deducant te Angeli; in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres, et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Ierusalem. Chorus angelorum te suscipiat, et cum Lazaro quondam paupere æternam habeas requiem.
 
May the angels lead you into paradise; may the martyrs receive you at your arrival and lead you to the holy city Jerusalem. May choirs of angels receive you and with Lazarus, once a poor man, may you have eternal rest.