Pawel Lukaszewski's Daylight Declines for SSATBB choir unaccompanied.
Daylight Declines was commissioned by the Canatrix Choir, the Netherlands, and features a translation of an original text by Andrzej Trzecieski.
This vocal work was inspired by the motet on the same text by Waclaw z Szamotul (c.1533-68).
Daylight declines, the night advances
we ask the Lord for deliverance,
that He our Guardian remain,
protecting us from evil domain
of spirits who always in the dark
upon their treachery embark.
(trans. Marek Zebrowski)
Duration: four minutes.