Lux Aeterna/Elgar

Edward Elgar, another English church musician (although he was Roman Catholic, not Anglian), may be best known for Pomp and Circumstance, but he also was the composer of The Enigma Variations, of which the one named Nimrod, was the most popular and is frequently heard at funerals and memorial services. In the late 1990's, British composer and arranger John Cameron put together the traditional words of the Lux Aeterna, the communion antiphon used at the requiem Mass (May everlasting light shine upon them, O Lord, with your Saints forever, for you are kind. Grant them eternal rest, O Lord, and may everlasting light shine upon them; with your Saints forever, for you are merciful) with Elgar's tune. Cameron is much more well known for his composition and arrangements of pop songs and in musical theater, but this arrangement for 8 voices is lovely and poignant. It's also hard to sing because of the occasional leaps, but this recording from Voces8 is the best I've heard.