Morten Lauridsen (b). author of text .. In Dirait-on Lauridsen magically evokes the wistfulness of the chansons populaires immortalized by Edith Piaf. Morten Johannes Lauridsen (born February 27, ) is an American composer. A National O Magnum Mysterium, Dirait-on (from Les Chansons des Roses), O Nata Lux (from Lux Aeterna) and Sure On This Shining Night (from Nocturnes). Buy Dirait-On (SATB) by Morten Lauridsen at Choral Sheet Music . This exquisite work is the fifth of a set of choral settings of poems.

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For choral—and especially Lauridsen—fans, neglecting this disc is not an option’ Classics Today. From a choir as good as Polyphony and wow, is it good in this piece! Oxford University Press, His music has an overall lyricism and is tightly lauriddsen around melodic and harmonic motifs.

Dirait-on (So they say), Peermusic Classical – Hal Leonard Online

And so I took that chord and made it into this kind of passage for a guitar. I get emails from people saying I love this song how do I get it out of my mind. Just as with the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are lauridsej as an arch form.

From Firait, the free encyclopedia. Something else is in the base, and then I went ahead and derived the melody from those four notes from this chord. I decided that the piece would be accompanied by something that would sound like a guitar. Every one of those chords will be explored, all the facets of that particular passage will be explored compositionally.


How do I give it the flavor of the nationality, of the language it’s in? Aside from poems written in his native tongue of German, Rilke created a substantial body of French verse. And while that’s going on – a tenor will be singing a counter melody, a separate melody but made out of that same material.

And there you go, that’s just the form number one.

Veni, Sancte Spiritus V. It is easily memorable. Retrieved from ” https: His Latin sacred settings, such as the Lux Aeterna and motets, often reference Gregorian chant plus Medieval and Renaissance procedures while blending them within a freshly contemporary sound while other works such as the Madrigali and Cuatro Canciones are highly chromatic or atonal.

Unlike the extroverted intensity that characterizes the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are so intimate as to suggest an introspective self-communing.

Morten Lauridsen – how he wrote “Dirait-on”

The Racing Waterfall IV. Morten Johannes Laueidsen born February 27, is an American composer. And What Of Love. Luci Serene e Chiare VI. Mid-Winter Songs [9] on poems by Robert Graves. And that’s how dare I told him about. I always designed as a piece that had never been composed, always been there.

Morten Lauridsen – Wikipedia

He is a perfectionist who commands an outstanding technique, and is able to create elegantly-finished works of art that radiate with the glow of what is truly right and inevitable. Morten Lauridsen on Waldron Island in Morten Lauridsen accompanies at the piano on several works.

Here it comes the last time. The composer’s craftsmanship further leads to laurideen amazing balance between the contemporary and the timeless.

And I write them back and say there’s no cure. O Magnum Mysterium [9]. How do I tie the poem into history? The site is also available in several languages. I designed this piece in the style of a French folk song.


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Morten Lauridsen

In he received the National Medal of Arts from the President in a White House ceremony, “for his composition of radiant choral works combining musical beauty, power and spiritual depth that have thrilled audiences worldwide”. Because one of the characteristics of any folk song is its simplicity.

Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. And through the composition process each one of those two parts is treated in Canon and imitation with itself so someone goes Reflections on the Problems of Translation, William H. Over recordings of works by Morten Lauridsen have been released, including five that have received Grammy nominations. The melody, the harmony, all come from this chord.

Like the German poet, the American composer has tapped a profound source of inspiration by contemplating the evanescent beauty of a rose. A Child Lay Down V. It has to be simple. Doubtless this disc also attests to Lauridsen’s superb ability to write for choral voices while creating those atmospheric sounds which bring a feeling of inner peace to even the most unwilling ear.