Star Light, Star Bright (Choral). By Steven Curtis Lance. For SATB, A cappella. Sacred. Published by Voice of the Rockies (VR.VOR64C10).
Steven Curtis Lance has taken the familiar nursery-rhyme text and what he is able to do with "I wish I may, I wish I might" is, quite simply, awesome. The simple words come to mean so much on so many levels. Although the work is perfect for high school and college choirs - and is, ostensibly, secular - nevertheless there is such an intense and radiant spirituality in this music that perhaps the very most effective presentation would be within the context of a worship service. How about late on Christmas Eve? Or Epiphany, since we are singing of a star?