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The Pillar of a Cloud "Lead Kindly Light" SATB a cappella double choir (2022) ~Nicholas Lemme

Updated: Jun 26

Text: John Henry Newman Composer: Nicholas Lemme

Premier: Most Pure Heart of Mary Schola Cantorum December 2023 Topeka, KS ~Dr. Lucas Tappan (director)

Session Recording: Matt Nielsen & Brevitas Choir Warner Bros. Studio, Burbank, CA

Thanks to Joseph Sowa for organizing the session.

As a young man the Englishmen, St. John Henry Newman (1801-1890), became ill and bed-ridden for three weeks while traveling abroad. When he was allowed to travel home to England he was again delayed at sea, and it was on that ship that he penned these words. These are words of someone who knows his own fallenness, yet despite it, finds hope in a future. For those in need of hope, I wish you the same.

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