28 July 2008

Such music...

As I'm working in my office, I've been listening to music by Morten Lauridsen (b.1943), an American composer of Danish heritage. Music is a great love of mine. It's what I was planning to make my life's work, having begun my degree in organ performance. God had other plans for me, but never has my love for music -- especially sacred music -- lessened.

Lauridsen, although not a particularly religious man himself from what I understand, nonetheless is a tremendous instrument used by God to write some of the most exquisite contemporary music I have ever heard. I especially love his "O Magnum Mysterium," which you can listen to here:



Quite amazing...