This stunning vocal rendition of Elgar’s Nimrod will have you weeping in seconds

31 August 2018, 13:10

By Amy MacKenzie

A mesmerising new performance by one of Britain’s best a cappella groups and one of Britain’s best composers.

VOCES8, considered to be one of the world’s most versatile and best-loved a cappella groups, performed ‘Nimrod: Lux Aeterna’ from the English composer Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations as a tribute on Armistice Day 2016.

Their delicate tones resonate exquisitely in the church of St Anne and St Agnes as they pay their respects to those who served in First World War and veterans of all the subsequent wars involving British and Commonwealth troops.

The text for this angelic piece is as follows:

"Lux aeterna luceat eis, Domine, cum sanctis tuis in aeternum, quia pius es.
Requiem aeternam
dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua leceat eis.

May light eternal shine upon them, O Lord, with Thy saints forever,
for Thou art Kind.
Eternal rest
give to them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them."

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