Leap of Faith

"The First Elegy" by Einojuhani Rautavaara

The last work of the first half for Leap of Faith is Die Erste Elegie by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara. While that name may not be as familiar as other contemporary choral composers such as Eric Whitacre, Bob Chilcott or Morten Lauridsen, Rautavaara (1928-2016) is a well-known name in choral circles.