‘New Flower’ – St. Nerses Shnorhali

This sacred song, composed in the 12th century by St. Nerses Shnorhali, is dedicated to the good news of the resurrection of Christ. The translation of the words are as follows:

A new flower that shown bright, today from the new grave.
Revealed light of resurrection, Good News.
In the darkness of the shadow of death, Good News.
Christ has arisen, Good news.

Multicolored plants of the soul have turned green with life.
Revealed light of resurrection, Good News.
In the darkness of the shadow of death, Good News.
Shoots of divine light budding from the spring of the soul.
Revealed light of resurrection, Good News.
In the darkness of the shadow of death, Good News.

Please find the arrangement with its score and recording below.