Saturday, February 8, 2014

Song of the Week

Samuel Barber/Prayers of Kierkegaard/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

I have my composition professor, Dr. Carlyle Sharpe, to thank for this one, as he referred it to me in this week's lesson in order to help me with my choral writing.  It blew me away.  There isn't really much I can say about this piece.  From the opening chant to the orchestra-choir interplay to the closing chorale, the whole suite is exquisitely beautiful and moving.  It cannot be described, only heard.