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!
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