Let There Be Light

CLASSICAL MUSIC/99.5 Together in Song

A production of  

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
   Anonymous 4

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.