Lumen Christi
composer: Nancy Galbraith (2009)
Sanctuary at St. Procopius Abbey
text sources: traditional
genre: SATB & instruments
length: 7 movements, 30:00 minutes
publisher: Subito Music Publishing (ASCAP)
60 Depot Street, Verona, NJ 07044 • 973-857-3440
orchestration: SATB, electric flute, organ, percussion
& videos:
1 Lumen Christi Deo Gratias 4 De Zelo Bono Quod Debent
   Monachi Habere
  2 Psalmus 98 5 Sanctus
  3 O Nata Lux 6 Panis Angelicus (attaca)
7 Nunc Dimittis
world premiere: 2 March 2010
Thomas Octave, conductor • Benet Academy Madrigal Singers (Brian Wand, music director) • Stephen Schultz, electric Baroque flute • Angela Presutti-Korbitz, soprano • Marc Stingley, tenor • Josie Merlino, Organ • Br. Augustine Mallak, positif organ • Rich Alifantis, percussion ♦ St. Procopius Abbey, Lisle, Illinois
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.