Like great painters, great composers have been fascinated with the portrayal of light in their creations. But composers don’t use brushes or paint pots; their palette is the human voice. It's “Let There be Light," a program of luminous choral works that have shined through the ages, on Together in Song.
On the program:
Thomas Tallis: O nata lux
The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips
Anon.: Lux polis regulgens/Lux et Gloria
Edward Elgar, arr. John Cameron: Lux Aeterna
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus, Grant Llewyn
Alexander Kopylov, arr. Peter Wilhousky: Heavenly Light
Robert Shaw Chamber Singers
Hildegard von Bingen: O Gloriosissimi lux (Most Glorious Angels, Living Light)
The Rose Ensemble
Charles Wood: Hail Gladdening Light
The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter
J.S. Bach: Break Forth O Wondrous Heavenly Light
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists; John Eliot Gardiner, cond.
George Frideric Handel: Let Rolling Streams Their Gladness Show
Andreas Scholl, countertenor; Andreas Wolf, bass; Berlin Vocal Consort, Academy for Ancient Music Berlin, Marcus Creed, cond.
Dolly Parton, arr. Craig Hella Johnson: Light of a Clear Blue Morning
Kathlene Ritch, soprano; Conspirare, Craig Hella Johnson, cond.
Morton Lauridsen: O Nata Lux from Lux Aeterna
Nordic Chamber Choir of Europe, Nicol Matt, cond.; Jorg Halubek, organ
Judith Weir: Illuminare Jerusalem
Taverner Consort and Choir, Members of the New London Chamber Choir, and the Henrietta Barnett School Choir; Andrew Parrott
Trad., arr. Robert A. Harris: This Little Light of Mine
Spivey Hall Children's Chorus, Martha Shaw, cond.
Imant Raminsh:Songs of the Lights: III. The Sun is a Luminous Shield; IV. Daybreak Song
Vancouver Chamber Choir and Orchestra, Jon Washburn, cond.