It's expectation, light, and looking up on Now is the Time, Sunday, December 23rd at 10 pm. Welcher's Zion for band refers to what is now the national park in Utah—the haven for Mormons in the 19th century—and the old American hymn tune. Skyriding, from Brouwer's Light CD, is "a water ride in a celestial amusement park," and Zaimont's Chroma depicts the aurora borealis.
Daron Hagen and Carson Cooman's choral music fit the show for the turn from Advent into Christmas, ending with Hagen's original and exciting Hosanna.
Dan Welcher: Zion
Carson Cooman: Love Came Down at Christmas
Cooman: The Rose Tree Carol
Margaret Brouwer: Skyriding
Daron Hagen: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Judith Lang Zaimont: Chroma—Northern Lights
Every Sunday night at 10, Kile Smith brings you Now is the Time, all styles of contemporary concert music by living American composers on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org. Here are the recording details and complete schedule.