People involved in choral music already knew that Whitacre is a splendid composer. This cd HAD to be good, and it really IS. Anyway we miss more new pieces. I have now 3 cds with Whitacre's music and 3 different versions of Lux Aurumque, Sleep ... If you have not any cd of this author yet, this Light and Gold will become a little treasure in your cd collection. If you were one of those not interested so far in choral music, make yourself a gift and get this cd and you will discover a wonderful universe. Remember these Mozart's words: If only Humankind could sense the power of harmony!.