Late, I know. I had something else picked out, but before I published it I learned of the day’s awful events in South Carolina and decided not to use it. I couldn’t decide what to use in its place, however, until I came to the realization — as I do whenever these too-frequent events occur — that at some point you have to remember that our species really is capable of producing beauty amidst the agony that seems to be our constant stock-in-trade.
I know I’ve posted this before, multiple times even, but there’s a reason for that. Here is one of the finest choral settings I know.