…against the dying of the light (2002)

“The performances certainly bring out all of the darkness but also all of the serenity of the texts, and the wonderful music that sets them free.” – Minnesota Public Radio

…against the dying of the light takes the listener on a journey from the depths of despair to the pinnacles of joy, featuring rarely heard virtuoso works for male choir by Carl Orff, Jean Sibelius, Samuel Barber, Josquin Des Pres and Claude Debussy. The newly commissioned “Two Laments on Dylan Thomas” by Kenneth Jennings, Schubert’s haunting “Grab und Mond” and Randall Thompson’s “Alleluia” are saturated with Cantus’ emotionally-charged singing.

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Track Listing:

1. Hymnus (Natus in curas)
Jean Sibelius
2. O Vos Omnes
Pablo Casals
3.-5. Sunt lacrimae rerum I, II, III
Carl Orff
6. Varjele, Jumala, soasta
Veljo Tormis
7. Absalon, fili mi
Josquin des Prez
8. Sydämeni laulu
Jean Sibelius
9. Grab und Mond
Franz Schubert
Two Laments on Dylan Thomas
Kenneth Jennings
10. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
 
11. And Death Shall Have No Dominion
12.-15. De Profundis I, II, III, IV
Leevi Madetoja
16. Alleluia
Randall Thompson
17. Invocation
Claude Debussy
18. Heaven-Haven (A Nun Takes the Veil)
Samuel Barber