Some of you may remember a piece that Jacksonville State did at the College Choral Festival: O Magnum Mysterium by David Childs. Several of you commented to me about that piece and you may remember that I told you that I found one of their folders with the piece in it. (and no, i haven't mailed it back yet) (and yes, i will . . . eventually.)
Anyway, I'm planning on us performing the piece on the UAB Honor Choir concert with the UAB Honor Choir on Saturday, January 14. It's really an incredible work and very accessible. I've been playing through it tonight and I'm excited about learning it. (you can see it here and hear it here)
And yes, that's the day the rest of the world celebrates Clay's birth. Perhaps singing O Magnum Mysterium (O Great Mystery) will justly honor him.