"The only American composer in history who can be called a mystic, whose probing, serene work contains an elusive and indefinable ingredient which leaves the impression that all the questions have been answered"
-Nick Strimple, musicologist
Sure On This Shining Night
from Nocturnes (excerpt)
Composed by Morten Lauridsen
Poem by James Agee
Performed by The Singers on Mid-Winter Songs
Composer, performer and educator, Lauridsen has spent his lifetime listening in deep silence to the 'inner song', bringing forth choral works of radiant beauty for the world to hear and sing.
If you have never heard his music before, listening selections are embedded throughout, helping you begin your discovery.
If you already know Lauridsen's music, this site will give you an opportunity to explore more deeply, gaining new appreciation for his musical legacy.