I finished a new AcaVids a few days ago, and was getting ready to post it today when I realized the date. Living about 30 miles from Ground Zero at the time, later learning that a good friend’s father was lost, of course I will never ever forget that horrific day or the tragic and deep impact it had on all our lives.
Music can have the ability to help us grieve, celebrate, and hopefully heal. Here are some choral pieces that I have performed, each of which touched me in ways I cannot fully explain. I am excluding some of the choral “classics” like the Mozart, Verdi, and Brahms Requiems in favor of some lesser known, but equally powerful pieces.
First, the Durufle Requiem.
Next, the Rutter Requiem.
Last, and what is probably my favorite pieces to perform, Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna.
Hold your loved ones a little closer, be grateful for what you have, and we’ll be back with the regular AcaVids segment next week.