The Music of Elizabeth Alexander

Holy One, Source of Radiance and Reason

A luminous affirmation of the unknowable holy presence found “within, among and beyond us”

Words by Rob Eller-Isaacs

This prayerful invocation speaks to a divine presence revealed not only through faith but also through reason. Built around a sinuous, melodically-expansive canon, this contemplative song evokes mystery and awe in every breath.

This Flexible Voicing edition contains both the basic 2-5 part canon as well as an anthem arrangement for mixed voices.

Holy One, Source of Radiance and Reason is the the final movement of the three-movement work, Pure Light Beyond Light.

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Holy One, source of radiance and reason,
Thou whose love endows and animates our lives.
We acknowledge Thy presence within, among and beyond us.

Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs
© 2015 by Rob Eller-Isaacs

Performers

Performers

Premiere: Bethlehem Academy Choir / Jonathan Kopplin (Faribault, MN)
Arizona Unitarian Universalist Choral Festival / Elizabeth Alexander (Chandler, AZ)
Choir of Valley Unitarian Universalist Church / Kellie Walker (Chandler, AZ)
Harvard Choral Fellows / Carson Cooman (Cambridge, MA)
Lumina Women’s Ensemble (St. Paul, MN)