Regents Professor Emeritus, Dominick Argento
Another National Treasure at Minnesota
The other piece on the program was the world premiere of Dominick Argento’s Evensong in memory of his wife. UD cried at the end: two neatly symmetical tears, one out of each eye. She thinks it’s because of some of the words Argento wrote:
"[P]ray that an angel will stir up our hearts, will trouble our souls and move us to comfort the afflicted… [T]he gift of love comes at the cost of everything we are, and all that we will ever be. Giving it is the greatest blessing within our power."