In this Musical Moment, VocalEssence artistic director and founder Philip Brunelle shares insider information and beautiful music by the composer Daniel Kantor.
As a composer, Daniel Kantor is best known for his beloved and widely popular piece “Night of Silence”. Additionally, Kantor is very active outside of the music world. Kantor earned a Bachelor of Arts in music from the College of St. Thomas (now the University of St. Thomas) and participated in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Hamline University. Kantor has found much success as an entrepreneur and product developer, including work with Coda Music Software and Finale, the popular music publishing software. Kantor is currently the founder/creative director of KantorGroup, a corporate brand strategy consultancy, and is a widely published author on design and branding. He also served as a FastTrack instructor at the University of St. Thomas, Graduate School of Business. Additionally, Kantor serves as one of about one hundred people that create crossword puzzles for the New York Times. His choral compositions are sacred, melodious, and deeply moving.
Suggested choral pieces:
- Night of Silence (GIA Publications, Inc. G-4466)
- River Holy (MorningStar Music MSM 50-8013)
- Child of Light (Walton Music WW1708)
For more on Daniel Kantor, visit his website: https://danielkantor.com/