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DPT-009 The Day of Light

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Catalogue #:DPT-009
Duration:approx. 8'30"
Composer The Day of Light
"Colorful and shapely"

— Jeremy Eichler, The Boston Globe

David Post

The Day of Light

Mixed chorus a cappella

“The Day of Light” was commissioned by Mark Ludwig, Director of the Terezin Music Foundation in 2014 as part of a larger project to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps and the end of World War II in 1945.

The text is a setting of the poem “The Day of Light” by Cuban poet Ernesto Santana, which is included in the volume “Liberation: New Works on Freedom from Internationally Renown Poets”, Ed. by Mark Ludwig and published by Beacon Press.

The piece was premiered by the wonderful Boston Children’s Chorus in Prague and Berlin in the summer of 2015 and was given its U.S. premiere in October 2015 at Boston’s Symphony Hall. Most recently, the Ghostlight Chorus performed the work in New York City in November 2016.


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