happy birthday samuel barber

by pieces of moments

Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of American composer Samuel Barber.

In honor of the occasion, let’s bypass the “Adagio for Strings” (lovely though it is…and even more lovely in its original format as the second movement in his String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11) and go for something lesser known, like his “Prayers of Kierkegaard” (text from Søren Kierkegaard) from 1954: