Friday, March 18, 2011

The Friday Phonograph

Music to Sustain Us When Words Can Say No More

by Anne French

Unspeakable horror from multiple disasters suffered in Japan have dominated our thoughts and lives for the past six days. Today marks the first-week anniversary of a tragedy inexpressible by either words or images, and we feel powerless, frustrated and fearful. Thus I have chosen Morten Lauridsen's transcendent Lux Aeterna, sung by the Los Angeles Master Chorale under the direction of Paul Salamunovich, to bring some comfort to those whose hearts are aching now. May light perpetual, lux aeterna, illumine our world in the days to come.

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