Oh Joy of man´s desire in music
If you´re not reknown with the music of Morten Lauridsen then get started listening now! It will most likely affect your mind in a deep relaxing or perhaps meditational way. Lauridsens music is not only beautiful (and sometimes a bit scaring)it´s also monumental, soft, pleasing and much more beyond words. And always affecting in some way. It never leaves you indifferent. I feel some relationship to Racmaninov Vesper Op 110 (as example) in Lauridsens ability of awaking religious feelings in his church-music. This recording of Mid-Winter Songs is the original accompanied by piano. In a later revision Lauridsen scored it for orchestra. Listen to both - and don´t forget his major work "Lux Aeterna"