Sacred Classics: November 24, 2013

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.
<p><span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; line-height: 13px;">A rare photograph from 1863 of President Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg.</span></p>

This past week I received a wonderful phone call from a listener who thoroughly enjoyed Morton Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna. It's his favorite, and he finds it to be truly inspiring. He's not alone. The recording I played was the premiere recording made by the Los Angeles Master Chorale under the direction of Paul Salamunovich, which is the group Lauridsen wrote it for when he was composer-in-residence for the LAMC. But there are other wonderful recordings that Lauridsen himself likes, too. When he was here last year we had a chance to chat in the studio, and he told me he also likes the recordings made by Polyphony and Voce, so if you're looking for a good recording for your own collection, it's hard to pass up those with Lauridsen's own stamp of approval!

Lincoln&#039;s Gettysburg Address
A rare photograph from 1863 of President Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg.