Liszt — Missa Choralis
Eric Whitacre — Sleep
Kodaly — Laudes Organi
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Liszt’s Missa Choralis has the tonality shifts and dynamic contrasts of the Romantic style, but still allows us the beauty of being caught up in something sublime. The warm harmonies in Whitacre’s modern-day Sleep are a setting from Silvestri’s original, magnificent poem. The work is also inspired by Robert Frost’s poetry. Kodaly’s vivid Laudes Organi, his last published work – celebrates the organ as the “king of instruments”- brilliantly integrating the chorus in a passionate variety of moods.