Nou Se Limyè


for SATB Chorus with piano accompaniment
Duration: 5:15 minutes
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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:
Awareness, development,
Understanding and compassion,
Truth and dignity,
Wisdom and justice,
Liberty and hope,
Love and happiness…

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Click Here Traducción al Español




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:
INSPIRAVI Chamber Choir
Jean-Sebastien Vallee, conductor
March 27, 2015

Nou Se Limyè – recording 3:
Schulich Singers – McGill University
Jean-Sébastien Vallée, artistic director
Will Myers, conductor
Christopher Knopp, piano
James Renwick, soloist
May 2021


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