Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten LauridsenDVD: A man, an island, and music that moves the world
"a heartening rarity"- Terry Teachout, WALL STREET JOURNAL
"A masterpiece about a music master.
See it, listen and fill yourself with all the beauty!"
-Kay Pollak, Film Director/Oscar-nominated As It Is In Heaven.
A Film by Michael Stillwater
Co-Produced by Doris Laesser Stillwater
A Song Without Borders Production
Runtime: 73:23 DVD Region: 0 (universal) NTSC
Winner, Best Documentary DC Independent Film Festival
Winner, Best Documentary Eugene Film Festival, OR
Winner, Audience Choice Award, Friday Harbor Film Festival, WA
Winner, Best Documentary, Asheville Cinema Festival, NC
Nominated, Best Documentary Cincinnati Film Festival
Bronze Medal Oregon Film Awards;
Honorable Mention, Los Angeles Movie Awards
Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen, the first episode of the Song Without Borders series, In Search of The Great Song, is also the first documentary about the artist considered to be one of the greatest living choral composers. A National Medal of Arts recipient, named an 'American Choral Master' by the National Endowment for the Arts, Lauridsen has achieved the status of the most frequently performed modern choral composer.
Featuring his music performed by vocal groups in America and Europe, the film gives the viewer a rare glimpse of his life and inspiration, derived from spending time in solitude in nature. Filmed in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Waldron Island, Washington, and Aberdeen, Scotland.
The Shining Night Collection 4 CDs from film soundtrack, $49.95
The Shining Night Collection- Premium Edition
- DVD plus 4 CDs from film soundtrack, $69.95
The Shining Night Collection- Platinum Edition
- DVD plus 4 CDs from film soundtrack plus Giftbook, Waldron Island Reflections, $79.95
Click to View Bonus Clip- Lauridsen Reflects on the Universality of Song