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Format:  Compact Disc


Choir of the West – Richard Nance, Conductor



This CD includes selections from the 2011 tour to France and Germany, where the choir won top honors at the prestigious Harmonie Festival. Also included are works from the 2012 tour and performance at the American Choral Directors Association Northwestern Division Conference. The title work, The Lightener of the Stars, was composed by PLU graduate Jason Michael Saunders.


The Lightener of the Stars CD

Compact Disc – 2012



Track Title Composer Length
Two Motets Vytautas Miškinis, Edition Ferrimontana-Frankfurt
1 - Lucis Creator Optime   4:38
2 - O Sacrum Convivium   4:27
3 Brothers, Sing On! Edvard Grieg/arr. Howard D. McKinney, Alfred Publishing Co. 1:58
4 Down to the River to Pray Traditional/arr. Philip Lawson, Hal Leonard Corporation 2:49
5 Sweet By and By J.P. Webster/arr. Aaron Humble, Manuscript 3:49
6 The Lightener of the Stars J. Michael Saunders, Colla Voce Music Publishers 4:46
Petites Voix Francis Poulenc, Universal Music MGB Songs obo Rouart Cie Sarle
7 - La petite fille sage (The Good Little Girl)   1:33
8 - Le chien perdu (The Lost Dog)   1:03
9 - En rentrant de l’école (Coming Home From School)   :34
10 - Le petite garçon malade (The Little Sick Boy)   1:58
11 - Le hérisson (The Hedge-Hog)   :40
Missa Brevis James MacMillan, Boosey and Hawkes
12 - Kyrie    3:04
13 - Sanctus   3:05
14  - Agnus Dei 2:54
15 Mondnacht (Opus 22, no. 5) Alexis Hollaender, Musikverlag-Engelhart 2:07
16 The Log Driver’s Waltz Wade Hemsworth/arr. Ron Smail, Cypress Choral Music 3:41
17 Distance Can’t Keep Us Two Apart Chen Yi, Theodore Presser 5:12
Two Latin-American Songs
18 Mata del anima sola (Tree of the lonely soul) Antonio Estévez, Earthsongs Publishing 3:34
19 La Cucaracha arr. Robert Sund, Gehrmans Musikförlag 2:58
20 A Drop In The Ocean Ēriks Ešenvalds, C. F. Peters Corp. 6:40
21 Oh, Shenandoah arr. Alf Houkom, Plymouth Music Co. Inc. 3:05
22 My Soul’s Been Anchored In The Lord arr. Moses Hogan, Hal Leonard Corporation 2:58