Documentary on Samuel Barber

What's Barber doing here?

This came to my attention from a colleagues at the Church Music Association of America. It qualifies for Sacred Miscellany because the background music for the trailer is the choral version of the Adagio for Strings. This was the first piece I ever heard by Barber when I was about 11 years old. I didn't hear the choral arrangement until years later. So there's the a cappella link.

Why not go over and learn about the film? Remind yourself of Barber and his role in 20th century American music. You can rent or purchase the documentary through various outlets. Here's the link to the film:

Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty

And here's a YouTube of the Agnus Dei:


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