Ave lumen gratiae (Robert Fayrfax)
- Editor: Humphrey Thompson (submitted 2021-01-10). Score information: A3, 5 pages, 69 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Edition prepared for the Fayrfax 2021 Quincentenary, generously supported by the Mercers' Company. Incomplete in the Eton Choirbook, but the first complete section works as an entity. Recorded by Ensemble Pro Victoria in March 2021 on the Delphian Label.
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Title: Ave lumen gratiae
Composer: Robert Fayrfax
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: TTBarB
Genre: Sacred, Motet
Instruments: A cappella
First published: c. 1520 Eton Choirbook, no. 57
Original text and translations
Ave, lumen gratiae,
Spes eterne glorie,
Per quam lux est orta;
Felix celi porta.
Ave, novum gaudium,
Ave, lucis speculum,
Que salvasti populum
Per quem mors est victa.