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The Litany of Light (2007) for SATB choir, baritone and soprano soloists, brass quintet, timpani, and
organ was commissioned by The Memorial Church at Harvard University in celebration of its 75th
anniversary (1932-2007) and is dedicated to the Harvard University Choir, Edward Elwyn Jones,
Gund University Organist and Choirmaster.
The text, written by American poet Elizabeth Kirschner, is a joyous celebration of the past, present,
and future of faith, experience, and history. The musical centerpiece of the work is hymn-like setting
of a stanza (beginning "Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul!") from the extended poem The
Chambered Nautilus of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-1894), chosen specifically to represent the
75th anniversary of The Memorial Church at Harvard by Peter J. Gomes, Plummer Professor of
Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in The Memorial Church.