Light the Fire
Premiered in the United States at the 1996 National Convention of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
There's a talented young priest from the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin in Ireland composing some very attractive liturgical music, and we are thrilled to bring his work to the USA.
Liam Lawton's collection, Light the Fire, is a lilting, melodic Celtic feast. There's a marvelous mass setting with assembly parts that are so singable they seem to dance! The Gloria, gospel acclamation, and eucharistic acclamations are obviously drawn from a cultural tradition of communal singing. You cannot help but participate!
"The Darkest Hour" was written to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Great Famine, which plagued the Emerald Isle and resulted in the immigration of so many Irish to this country. Parishes commemorating this painful anniversary will want to make use of this haunting work. The title song, "Light the Fire," is an anthem to St. Brigid.
Listen to Tracks :
Could It Be? Gather The Martyrs' Theme (I Rejoice) How Can I Repay Eucharist Holy Holy Acclamation Doxology Every Heart Song of Óran (Glory to God) The Darkest Hour The Pilgrim's Song (Alleluia) The Weaver A Celtic Rune Kyrie Pater Noster Peace Prayer (Lamb of God) The Hermit Song Light the Fire