Composer: Alex EddingtonDetailsFormat: Mixed Choir - 4 voicesVoicing: SATBAccompaniment: unaccompaniedNotation: standardPerformance Length: 7:40 Study Scores & Audio FilesStudy Score & Audio Order Printed ScoresOrder site / Alternate source of score: alexeddington.com Texts & TranslationsLanguage(s): EnglishText Source: Laurence HousmanText: Light looked down and beheld Darkness. Thither will I go, said Light. Peace looked down and beheld War. Thither will I go, said Peace. Love looked down and beheld Hatred. Thither will I go, said Love. So Light came, and shone. So Peace came, and gave rest. So Love came, and brought life. And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. Programming AidsPerformance Difficulty: difficultSeasonal Usage: AdventLentMemorial ServicesWinterDescriptive Terms: hopecontemplationrighteousnesslovepeaceAllow Excerpts: Composition is a single movementComposer’s Notes: "Light Looked Down" is a meditation on Light, Peace and Love, envisioning them as forces for good that descend to defeat their opposites: Darkness, War and Hatred. I tried to personify each of these characters through the music, and also found great joy in the words "thither will I go". This non-liturgical but Christian poem is attributed to Laurence Housman and several versions of the text exist. Additional InformationDate of Completion: March, 2011Date of First Performance: Saturday, June 11, 2011Premier Performance Data: Voices (Ron Cheung, cond), Toronto, OntarioAdditional Performances: Da Camera Singers (Edmonton, Alberta) conducted by John Brough: November 2011.