(Click to view the entire score)
CME-012 Light Through Windows
Catalogue #:CME-012
Composer Light Through Windows
Caroline Mallonée

Light Through Windows

for SATB choir

Light Through Windows was written in 2016. Meant to evoke the wonder one feels when a darkened window reveals its glory, the a cappella choral piece draws a parallel between a stained-glass window and an illuminated manuscript. The piece was recently recorded by Vox16, conducted by Markdavin Obenza.


Hushed, grey, a tall cathedral,
washed in faint morning light.
Day breaks through darkened windows,
brushing away the night.
Light through windows
Light through stained-glass windows
Tales cast and retold in shades of scarlet
Silver, sky-blue, sea-green, sage
Sun-dappled rose, russet and gold
Revelation in the nave
Light through windows
Light through stained-glass windows
On a lectern lie scores of sacred music
Neumes, breves, calligraphy
Rimmed in red, glistening with gold,
Recitation on the page
Gold on parchment
Gold on ecru parchment
Light floods the floor as
Sunbeams stream in,
Cascading ’cross stone walls,
Arches, apse and pillars glow
Lux Aeterna
O Light through windows
Silver, sky-blue, sea-green, sage
Light through stained-glass windows
Like a manuscript gilded,
the church is resplendent.
Stories and windows illumined.
—Caroline Mallonee


(Note: 8-copy minimum purchase for most choral titles) $1.95

About Our "Print What You Need" Download License

Swirly Music composers want to make it as convenient and economical as possible for you to perform our work. So we have devised a simple, flat-fee pricing model that we hope accomplishes just that. It might help you to decide which option to take if you compare the download license price to the print cost for the number of copies you would need.

When you choose the download option, you will be provided with a private link via which you can download the score in PDF format. We only ask that you honor the following terms.

License terms for choral music distributed by SWIRLY MUSIC

The PURCHASER is defined as the individual or performing organization who buys the download license for a specific work for his, her or its own use.

  1. The COMPOSER is the publisher and retains all copyrights and rights to administer mechanical and recording licenses.
  2. Through SWIRLY MUSIC, the COMPOSER grants permission for PURCHASER to make as many copies as needed for its own use in order to rehearse and perform the work.
  3. PURCHASER agrees to make copies for its own use ONLY. Transference, loan, or resale of music purchased from SWIRLY MUSIC to individuals or organizations outside of PURCHASER’s own organization is a violation of the licensing agreement and subject to prosecution.
  4. The downloaded score contains a licensing statement customized with the PURCHASER's name. This may not be tampered with.
  5. PURCHASER may use music purchased from SWIRLY MUSIC indefinitely for future performances.
  6. By purchasing this download license from SWIRLY MUSIC, PURCHASER automatically agrees to this licensing agreement in its entirety.
About our "Print What You Need" Download License

Need to Place Your Order "Offline" With a Purchase Order or Otherwise?

Offline Ordering

If you can't place an order here using a credit card, just write to [email protected] and let us know what you need — which title(s) and quantity — and your shipping address. We'll provide an invoice that can be paid by check. Unfortunately, because orders are printed on demand, payment is required before your order can be fulfilled.