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Conducted by the Rev. R. B. PARSLEW
Relayed from the Cathedral


Unknown: Rev. R. B. Parslew


THE LIGHT OF LIFE, or Lux Christi , as it was first called, is one of Elgar's earlier
Oratorios. Its subject is Christ's healing of the man blind from his birth.
The orchestral ' Meditation' which is now to be played is the Prelude to the work. It foreshadows some of the chief melodies of the Oratorio.
First, the anguish and longing of the blind man are expressed. Then we hear melodies which are associated with Christ ; most important. perhaps, is the theme on which the final great climax of the Meditation is built—a broad tune significant of Christ as the Light of the World. Duet, ' By Thee with bliss' Duet, ' Graceful consort '
Chorus, ' Sing the Lord, ye voices all '


Unknown: Lux Christi

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