You guys know I love this man’s music, I’ve posted it here before, and I’m thrilled they’ve done a documentary about him now, while he’s still with us. This is just a trailer for it.
Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen’ celebrates the life and music of the artist whom musicologist Nick Strimple has called ‘the only American composer in history who can be called a mystic.
Here’s the piece the documentary takes its name from, “Sure on This Shining Night”, sung by the University of Montevallo Chamber Singers.
I’m so delighted he’s getting this kind of recognition in his lifetime.