Premiering today on Northwest Music Scene is “Sure on this Shining Night” from Seattle-based experimental producer & classical singer Roxanna Walitzki.
“We are living through a time of chaos, but chaos doesn’t mean that moments of beauty and serenity aren’t possible – rarity may even increase their potency. Samuel Barber’s “Sure on this Shining Night” is one such moment of ecstatic tranquility. Published in 1940 by G. Shirmer Inc. the song stems from a time of similar unrest. An undeniably beautiful composition, it is a reminder that beauty helps and heals. Beauty can transport us to a better place, and provides hope when the odds are against us. Augmented with sweeping guitar lines, synths, and sampled sounds, Roxanna Walitzki’s recording beckons the composition into our own time. Produced and performed by Roxanna, her rendition is a testament to the strength we have within us when embracing introspective solitude.”