Lumen Christi
composer: Nancy Galbraith (2009)
Sanctuary at St. Procopius Abbey
text sources: traditional
genre: chamber choir & instruments
length: 7 movements, 30:00 minutes
orchestration: electric flute, chamber choir, organ, percussion
publisher: Subito Music Publishing (ASCAP)
60 Depot Street, Verona, NJ 07044 • 973-857-3440

movements: 1. Lumen Christi Deo Gratias
2. Psalmus 98
3. O Nata Lux
4. De Zelo Bono Quod Debent Monachi Habere
5. Sanctus
6. Panis Angelicus        7. Nunc Dimittis
video:                     (6 & 7)

world premiere: 2 March 2010
St. Procopius Abbey • Lisle, Illinois
Thomas Octave, conductor • Stephen Schultz, electric Baroque flute
Benet Academy Madrigal Singers (Brian Wand, music director)
Angela Presutti-Korbitz, soprano • Marc Stingley, tenor • Josie Merlino, Organ
Br. Augustine Mallak, positif organ • Rich Alifantis, percussion
program notes: "Lumen Christi" was commissioned by the Benedictine monks of St. Procopius Abbey in Lisle, Illinois near Chicago. St. Procopius was founded in 1885 to serve the large population of Czech and Slovak immigrants in the American mid-west. Today the abbey serves a more eclectic community in and around Lisle. It's expansive campus includes the large monastic community at the abbey, Benedictine University, and an elite high school, Benet Academy.
publisher note: Some movements are also published separately.