Listen to the sounding sea

The sea is the source of life and the harbinger of death, a wondrous place that has inspired artists for centuries and kindled the fires of their creativity.  It is the vast, unending emptiness that leads us to new, unexplored shores. We bring you a story of two women exploring the sea, both brave and fearful, and watch their evolution as they discover the power of the oceans. Accompanying this story is some of the best music ever written about the water, including: Eric Barnum's The Sounding Sea, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi's Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae, Rene Clausen's Tonight Eternity Alone,  and Morten Lauridsen's Soneto de la Noche. Every work on this concert is among the best that each composer has written!

Concert Dates and Times

4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 St. James’ Episcopal Church, Leesburg, VA
4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3 St. David’s Episcopal Church, Ashburn, VA



The Sounding Sea                                                                  Eric William Barnum

Drunken Sailor (in Three Sea Shanties)                           Jonathan Willcocks

The Skye Boat Song                                                               arr. Desmond Earley

Quanta Qualia                                                                        Patrick Hawes/Voces 8

The Gallant Weaver                                                               James MacMillan

Frobisher Bay                                                                         James Gordon

Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae                                       Jaakko Mäntyjärvi

Tonight Eternity Alone                                                         René Clausen

Selene’s Boat                                                                           Don Macdonald

To Be Sung on the Water                                                      Samuel Barber

A Drop in the Ocean                                                              Ēriks Ešenvalds

The Road Home                                                                      Stephen Paulus

There Will Come Soft Rains                                                  Ivo Antognini

Soneto de la Noche                                                                Morten Lauridsen