PLU Multimedia Recordings

2012 - The Lightener of the Stars

  • Choir of the West, Richard Nance, Conductor

This CD includes selections from the 2011 tour to France and Germany, where the choir won top honors at the prestigious Harmonie Festival.  Also included are works from the 2012 tour and performance at the American Choral Directors Association Northwestern Division Conference.  The title work, The Lightener of the Stars, was composed by PLU graduate Jason Michael Saunders.

The Lightener of the Stars CD

Compact Disc - 2012

PLU Multimedia Recordings -- Pacific Lutheran University

Program

Track Title Composer Length

Two Motets Vytautas Miškinis, Edition Ferrimontana-Frankfurt
1 - Lucis Creator Optime  
4:38
2 - O Sacrum Convivium  
4:27
3 Brothers, Sing On!
Edvard Grieg/arr. Howard D. McKinney, Alfred Publishing Co.
1:58
4 Down to the River to Pray
Traditional/arr. Philip Lawson, Hal Leonard Corporation
2:49
5 Sweet By and By J.P. Webster/arr. Aaron Humble, Manuscript
3:49
6 The Lightener of the Stars J. Michael Saunders, Colla Voce Music Publishers 4:46

Petites Voix
Francis Poulenc, Universal Music MGBSongs obo Rouart Cie Sarle
7 - La petite fille sage (The Good Little Girl)  
1:33
8 - Le chien perdu (The Lost Dog)  
1:03
9 - En rentrant de l’école (Coming Home From School)  
:34
10 - Le petite garçon malade (The Little Sick Boy)
 
1:58
11 - Le hérisson (The Hedge-Hog)  
:40

Missa Brevis James MacMillan, Boosey and Hawkes
12 - Kyrie   
3:04
13 - Sanctus
  3:05
14  - Agnus Dei

2:54
15 Mondnacht (Opus 22, no. 5) Alexis Hollaender, Musikverlag-Engelhart
2:07
16 The Log Driver’s Waltz
Wade Hemsworth/arr. Ron Smail, Cypress Choral Music
3:41
17 Distance Can’t Keep Us Two Apart
Chen Yi, Theodore Presser
5:12

Two Latin-American Songs

18 Mata del anima sola (Tree of the lonely soul)
Antonio Estévez, Earthsongs Publishing
3:34
19 La Cucaracha
arr. Robert Sund, Gehrmans Musikförlag
2:58
20 A Drop In The Ocean Ēriks Ešenvalds, C. F. Peters Corp.
6:40
21 Oh, Shenandoah arr. Alf Houkom, Plymouth Music Co. Inc.
3:05
22 My Soul’s Been Anchored In The Lord arr. Moses Hogan, Hal Leonard Corporation
2:58

Total Run-Time: 72:09