“A Mystic,” that is how musicologist Nick Strimple described composer Morten Lauridsen. The 2014 movie, Shining Night, is a window into the life of this American composer. Shining Night looks at Lauridsen’s relationship to art, nature, spirituality, and his love of poetry. The movie takes you to a cabin on Waldron Island and reveals deep insights into the composing process of this inspirational man that brings deeper meaning to his music. A great movie to show your students.
Morton Lauridsen web site is a good resource for all things Lauridsen and for more information on the making of the movie.
Click on the link below to rent or buy Shining Night.
The Kansas required list for State Large Group contest has several great Lauridsen pieces for your choir.
|3||Choral||4148||4||SATB||AC||En Une Seule Fleur||Lauridsen||Peer|
|4||Choral||1076||4||SATB||AC||O magnum mysterium||Lauridsen||Peermusic|
|5||Choral||683||3||SATB||AC||O nata lux||Lauridsen||Peermusic|
|6||Choral||743||3||SATB||PO||Sure on this Shining Night||Lauridsen||peermusic|