Lauridsen: Lux aeterna (CD Review - The Daily Express, 2005)


Written in 1997, US composer Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna was immediately hailed as a classic when it was first performed. Listening to this recording from British choir Polyphony (accompanied by the Britten Sinfonia), it’s not hard to understand why. Marrying old-world texts with contemporary choral tradition, this work has an immediacy and emotional power that’s simply spine-tingling in its effect. Also included on the CD is the magical a capella Madrigali, Six Fire Songs on Italian Renaissance Poems.


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