Lili Boulanger: Psalm XXIV
In March 2017, The Rochester Oratorio Society collaborated with the University of Rochester Humanities Center in the "Poetry for Peace" project--a month-long series that commemorated the centenary of the U.S. entry into World War I. Art, poetry, and music of that era were all explored in moderated discussions throughout Rochester, culminating in a concert on March 24.
Included in the concert was Lili Boulanger's "Psalm XXIV," an exultant work written in 1916--an agonizing year that saw the bloody battles of Verdun and Somme as well as the year that Lili Boulanger came to realize that her illness was insurmountable and her time on Earth was drawing to a close. Listen to "Psalm XXIV."