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The CD arrived ahead of schedule and was in mint condition. Exquisite music - love it! The choir I sing in is performing two of the songs on the CD, so it is also very useful in improving my performance. Many thanks.
Die Disk ist ein Highlight der Chormusik. Lux aeterna gefällt mir allerdings in der alten Einspielung mit Steven Layton besser....Geschmackssache.... Besondere Bonbons dieser Disk: Prayer, Sure on this shining night, Dirait-on
I am a choral music fanatic, perhaps addict, and I have an extensive library of it. I always listen to choral music before bed at night and Light Eternal is my new favorite prebedtime sound track. The selections of Lauridsen's music and the order in which they are presented are, to me, perfect. The recording quality is excellent. The singing is on par with Charles Bruffy's Phoenix and Atlanta groups, Voces8, Stile Antico or Seraphic Fire. I was apprehensive ordering this without reviews as I have another Lauridsen album that I enjoy, but am not wildly enthusiastic about. I am, obviously, wildly enthusiastic about this recording.
This performance, new to the DG catalog, is beautifully performed and recorded, and the CD contains several other works by the composer. It complements the original recording by the Paul Salmunovich on RCM Records, which the composer was present for. This is great 20th Century Music. Entirely approachable, heavenly rather than just listenable. In a way Lauridsen writes as if he were a latter day Bruckner, but for voice rather than a brass-heavy orchestra. Well worth owning.