This piece takes inspiration from the divine light we all carry within us. Its strong message encourages hope, love, truth, justice, compassion and dignity, all with a passionate plea that our light must shine everyday. A sure audience pleaser!
Translation of Haitian Creole text:
Children of light, do not stay in the dark;
Truth and Love are stronger than the law.
From the beginning of time the word was spoken:
Darkness and evil had invaded the earth;
Everything was functioning in reverse.
The Lord decided to put order in disorder.
“The Lord said, let there be light: and there was light”
Light in the universe, light in the depths of our hearts.
So many good things in the beautiful flame of this light:
Understanding and compassion,
Truth and dignity,
Wisdom and justice,
Liberty and hope,
Love and happiness…
Nou Se Limyè – recording 1:
(World Premiere / Carnegie Hall / March 9, 2014)
John A. Ferguson High School Falcon Singers
Ryan Ellis, conductor
Sydney Guillaume, piano
Nou Se Limyè – recording 2:
Jean-Sebastien Vallee, conductor