Our second QuranTune is Soneto de la Noche by Morten Lauridsen.
Pablo Neruda’s stunning love poem provides the inspiration for this passionate second movement of Lauridsen’s song cycle, Nocturnes.
It was a popular choice, suggested by both bass Phil and soprano Helen. The video starts with them sharing their written introductions and memories of performing this beautiful piece and is followed by a translation of the Spanish words.
This recording was filmed at Santuario de la Peregrina, Sahagún during our tour to Spain in April 2018.