The Maji

Scoring

SATB Chorus and Brass Quintet
(2 Trumpets, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba)

Details

2:00
1995

The Lehigh University Choir
Steven Sametz, director

Steven Sametz Publications

Program Notes

The Magi is a re-texting of an earlier work, Exegi monumentum, aere perennius, a setting of Horace’s Ode (Book III, 30).

Text

The Magi based on Corinthians 4:7, 16-18

God’s glory dwells in each of us
We are treasure in jars of clay
So it is when we lose heart,
We are renewed each day.
Look not to the things we see
Let Light shine forth from sin,
We are but vessels of the Lord,
Th’eternal lies within.

-Peter Elliot