Lead, Kindly Light

CELLO SOLO AND ORGAN VERSION

Instrumentation

 

SATB Choir

Cello Solo

Timpani
Percussion

Suspended cymbal and chimes

Harp
Organ

 

Program Notes

Saint John Henry Newman’s inspiring hymn of supplication and John Bacchus Dykes’ stirring tune, “Lux Benigna,” are combined in this dramatic new setting for SATB choir, solo cello, timpani, percussion, harp, and organ. Building to a powerful climax on the words, “So long thy pow’r hast blest me, sure it still will lead me on,” the work concludes peacefully, as it began, culminating in a journey from darkness into light. 

This arrangement is also available for SATB choir and chamber orchestra at J. W. Pepper.