Matt Van  Brink - composer, pianist, lyricist, educator

Lull the Solemn Night (2011)

Mixed Chorus (SATB) a cappella | 5 mins
setting of "Epiphany Carol" by Thomas Merton
Score available from Schnitzel Music

Commissioned by San Francisco Choral Artists


Thomas Merton's poem conjures a scene of quiet stillness around a monumental event. The voices mimic rustling winds and sheep's bells, close by and far off.

Text by Thomas Merton, from THE COLLECTED POEMS OF THOMAS MERTON, copyright ©1946, 1947 by New Directions Publishing Corp. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.

First performed by San Francisco Choral Artists, conducted by Magen Solomon, December 2011