Morten Lauridsen's I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes was written for Stephen Layton and Polyphony and has been recorded on Lauridsen: Nocturnes (Hyperion, CDA 67580). Purchase the sheet music here arranged for mixed vocal chorus.
In speaking of Lauridsen in his book Choral Music in the Twentieth Century, the author Nick Strimple says of him, 'he is the only American composer in history who can be called mystic, [whose] probing, serene work contains all the elusive and indefinable ingredient which leaves the impression that all questions have been answered [... ] From 1993 Lauridsen's music rapidly increased in international popularity, and by the centuy's end he had eclipsed Tandall Thompson as the most frequently performed American choral composer'.
This piece is from Faber's Choral Signature Series which introduces a wealth of new or recently written choral music to choirs in search of fresh repertoire. the series draws in a rich diversity of living composers and includes both lighter and more challenging contemporary works, offering a thrilling array of varied styles.