Posts by stevemorton

Mozart To Mikado

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Mozart To Mikado

The 2017 – 2018 season begins with music of Mozart as the Salem Chamber Orchestra presents the beautiful Andantino from Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp and Mozart’s Epistle Sonata in E flat. The American Chamber Chorale and Salem Chamber Orchestra join forces to present a missa brevis of Mozart: Vesperae Solennes de Confessore (K339). Learn More

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Emmanuel

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Emmanuel

Our December concerts are a crowd-pleasing mix of traditional and modern Christmas music. The title of the concert foreshadows music on the concert that is new to the ACC from modern composer Ēriks Ešenvalds: O Emmanuel. The beauty of the music and of the Salem sanctuary by candlelight will evoke reverence and inspire listeners to lend their voices to the traditional sing-along carols, always a part of this concert.  As always, the concert ends with all singing Silent Night by candlelight. Learn...

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From a Golden Age

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From a Golden Age

This concert has but a very small sampling of music of the period including some rarely heard gems and some of the world’s greatest music. German composer Franz Tunder is unknown to many current music-lovers, but was well known in his day. His charming cantata, Dominus illuminatio mea is an early example of the church cantata, an important invention of the Baroque brought to its fullest potential by Johann Sebastian Bach. Handel’s Water Music is fit for a king! These suites were written for King George I who liked them so much on the first hearing, he...

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Hearts All Whole

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Hearts All Whole

We share a wonderful treat with our audiences as the Salem Chamber Orchestra and American Chamber Chorale welcome international singing star Christine Brewer as the guest star of our May, 2018 concerts. Learn More

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Morten Lauridsen …. about his Lux Aeterna

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in 2015-2016 Concert Season, Behind The Music, Blog | 0 comments

Lux Aeterna–Eternal Light–is an intimate work of quiet serenity centered around a universal symbol of hope, reassurance, goodness and illumination at all levels. This work formed in my mind over several years, and I began serious work on the piece shortly following the completion of Les Chansons des Roses in 1993. I put aside the Lux in early 1994 to compose the Christmas canticle, O Magnum Mysterium. The serenity and the uncomplicated and lyric style of O Magnum Mysterium are continued in Lux Aeterna, which is fashioned on texts from several different Latin sources, including the...

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