America's only mystic composer
Morten Lauridsen composed these pieces of sacred text and seemingly ancient and other-worldly beauty specifically for the renowned choral conductor Paul Salamunovich. It challenges the soul to believe in the possibility of impossible beauty, in humanity. It convicts me because of its inspiration each time I listen to it. This is my favorite recording of Lauridsen's work and is a testament to the tenacious and impeccable conducting of Paul Salamunovich. In a genre filled with pretty sounding music and nice feelings, these works transcend the choral world, they are buoyant gems, beacons of light to the soul.