Remember

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.
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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.

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First, the Durufle Requiem.

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Next, the Rutter Requiem.

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Last, and what is probably my favorite pieces to perform, Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna.

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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.

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