Shining Night Collection, Platinum Edition (DVD, 4 CDs, Giftbook)Includes 'Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen' DVD, The Shining Night Collection (4 CDs), and the Giftbook, Morten Lauridsen's Waldron Island Reflections
For anyone wishing to enjoy the Song Without Borders production of the film by Michael Stillwater, Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen, a four-time Best-Documentary-winner acclaimed as 'a heartening rarity' by the Wall Street Journal, together with the composer's own recommended CD's selected from over 200 recordings of his music (these four are from the original film soundtrack)- plus the photographic/text companion giftbook to the film, Morten Lauridsen's Waldron Island Reflections, we offer this special package at great savings.
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Morten Lauridsen's Waldron Island Reflections
Featuring photography by Michael Stillwater with selected quotations from the film, Shining Night, Waldron Island Reflections serves as a serene excursion into the natural solitude in which Lauridsen, a National Medal of Arts recipient, was inspired to create such masterworks as O Magnum Mysterium, Lux Aeterna, and Nocturnes.
For anyone who appreciates nature as inspiration for creativity, Waldron Island Reflections provides a glimpse into the wild beauty of the Pacific Northwest, where timeless words are given a musical voice through Lauridsen's sublime artistry, and where "the only sound you will hear is a piano, along with eagles and seagulls."
GIA Publications, Chicago - 2013; 32 Pages/Softcover/8x11/matte finish
The Shining Night Collection includes:
Morten Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna (Grammy-Nominated)
Performed by Polyphony & Britten Sinfonia, Stephen Layton conducting
"the finest recording of Lauridsen's work" - American Record Guide
On Hyperion Records
Performed by The Dale Warland Singers, Dale Warland conducting
"Utterly gorgeous- one of THE great choirs in the world" - American Record Guide
On Gothic Records
Lauridsen: Mid-Winter Songs
Performed by The Singers/Minnesota Choral Artists, Matthew Culloton conducting
"Awe inspiring- easily one of the best choral ensembles in America, if not the entire world"- Jim Svedja, KUSC-FM, Los Angeles
On The Singers Recordings
Madrigali: Fire & Roses
Performed by Con Anima Chamber Choir, Paul Mealor Conducting
"Evocative- commands a beauty and richness of sound- a luminous collection of a cappella works spanning five centuries" - Jean Yves Duperron
On Divine Art Records
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From the composer:
"Superb recordings by Polyphony and Britten Sinfonia, the Dale Warland Singers, Con Anima Chamber Choir, and The Singers / Minnesota Choral Artists are featured in the film and I extend my deep appreciation to these distinguished conductors, ensembles and record companies for their magnificent artistry and generosity."