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


Two MotetsVytautas Miškinis, Edition Ferrimontana-Frankfurt
1- Lucis Creator Optime 4:38
2- O Sacrum Convivium 4:27
3Brothers, Sing On!Edvard Grieg/arr. Howard D. McKinney, Alfred Publishing Co.1:58
4Down to the River to PrayTraditional/arr. Philip Lawson, Hal Leonard Corporation2:49
5Sweet By and ByJ.P. Webster/arr. Aaron Humble, Manuscript3:49
6The Lightener of the StarsJ. Michael Saunders, Colla Voce Music Publishers4:46
Petites VoixFrancis Poulenc, Universal Music MGB Songs 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 BrevisJames MacMillan, Boosey and Hawkes
12- Kyrie  3:04
13- Sanctus 3:05
14 - Agnus Dei2:54
15Mondnacht (Opus 22, no. 5)Alexis Hollaender, Musikverlag-Engelhart2:07
16The Log Driver’s WaltzWade Hemsworth/arr. Ron Smail, Cypress Choral Music3:41
17Distance Can’t Keep Us Two ApartChen Yi, Theodore Presser5:12
Two Latin-American Songs
18Mata del anima sola (Tree of the lonely soul)Antonio Estévez, Earthsongs Publishing3:34
19La Cucarachaarr. Robert Sund, Gehrmans Musikförlag2:58
20A Drop In The OceanĒriks Ešenvalds, C. F. Peters Corp.6:40
21Oh, Shenandoaharr. Alf Houkom, Plymouth Music Co. Inc.3:05
22My Soul’s Been Anchored In The Lordarr. Moses Hogan, Hal Leonard Corporation2:58