I am an occasional devotee of music with somewhat eclectic taste. As a child I sang in a reasonably well trained choir – well enough to be offered a scholarship.
My tastes have moved past the sublime Mozart towards Mahler (a distant relative) and on to the British composers; Elgar and later Vaughan Williams. Once you get past the jingoistic popularities there are hidden gems.
I commend what I consider to be one to you: Vaughan Williams “A Sea Symphony” (1909) – inspired by American Poet Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” (1855).
The link below is to a Youtube video of the BBC Proms performance (2013) with a stunning choir including the Halle and orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo with Roderick Williams and Sally Mathews soloists.
If anything it should convince you that genius is not a new phenomenon and perhaps give you some enjoyment in these dark times. I would be overjoyed if it provoked musical exploration at SST.