Morten Lauridsen's Waldron Island Reflections from the Film "Shining Night"

A man, an Island, and Music That Moves the World

by Michael Stillwater

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Edited and Photographed by Michael Stillwater

Waldron Island Reflections offers images and words from Shining Night, the award-winning documentary film about the life and music of Morten Lauridsen.

Morten Lauridsen, among the leading American composers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, draws his inspiration from the serenity of nature. In his summer residence on remote Waldron Island in the San Juan Archipelago many of his greatest works are composed.

For anyone who appreciates nature as inspiration for creativity, Waldron Island Reflections provides a glimpse into a unique Pacific Northwest haven where timeless words are given a musical voice through Lauridsen’s sublime artistry.

About the music of Morten Lauridsen:
In 2007 Morten Lauridsen received the National Medal of Arts, the highest artistic award in the United States, from the President in a White House ceremony “for his composition of radiant choral works combining musical beauty, power, and spiritual depth.” He is Distinguished Professor of Composition at the USC Thornton School of Music, Los Angeles.

“For those of us who need great music to live and feel more fully, these works speak clearly to the soul and illuminate our greater hope.”– St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“This is celestial and spine-tingling stuff. Contemporary choral music really doesn’t come any better than this.” – Daily Express
Michael Stillwater is a filmmaker and music educator whose award-winning documentary, Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen, was deemed “a heartening rarity” by Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal.

Categories: Motivational

Number of Pages: 32

Format: Softcover