Lumen Fidei (SAB)
Lumen Fidei instils in us God's loving light and inspiration. Every time we sing, we share with others this light we have been bestowed upon. We are called to unite everyone in music, in hope, and in love. This song was commissioned by Dr. Janet Hostetter for the Shenandoah Valley Children's Choir and was performed by the Young Voices of the World in Sing As One 2021. This SAB version is suitable for choirs with a beginning baritone section looking to stretch their voices.
Word painting is used - soaring melodies for words like light and heaven with smaller more dissonant intervals for words like darkness. Minor and major second harmonies on words such as light, illuminate and lumen among various voice parts as a symbol of light being passed from person to person and finally, around the world.