Classical Conversations

Sarah Kirkland Snider: Mass for the Endangered

Sarah Kirkland Snider by Anja Shutz

Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider joins us to talk about her new release, Mass for the Endangered. With an evocative libretto by poet Nathaniel Bellows, Mass for the Endangered is a new take on the traditional Catholic Mass – this time directing its call to nature, rather than God. With soulful music masterfully performed by the vocal ensemble Gallicantus (under conductor Gabriel Crouch), Sarah's Mass is "a celebration of, and an elegy for, the natural world – animals, plants, insects, the planet itself – an appeal for greater awareness, urgency, and action."

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