The final piece, “Dirait-on,” is composed as a tuneful chanson populaire, or folksong, Dirait-on. Peermusic Classical – Morten Lauridsen – SSAA · Sure on This. Morten Lauridsen (b). author of text .. In Dirait-on Lauridsen magically evokes the wistfulness of the chansons populaires immortalized by Edith Piaf. Dirait-on. By Morten Lauridsen, Jeremy Huw Williams, Paula Fan. • 1 song Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium / Lux Aeterna / Madrigali / Les Chansons.

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The site is also available in several languages. It is easily memorable. And for that I wanted to use a chord that was very French, and I went to the music of Ravel dirait-ln Debussy for a single sonority from which to gather my materials for a melody and for the harmony and for the overall piece.

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He is a perfectionist who commands lauridsenn outstanding technique, and is able to create elegantly-finished works of art that radiate with the glow of what is truly right and inevitable. And this is a chord that’s very much a favorite of theirs. It has to be simple. And so I took that chord and made it into this kind of passage for a guitar. Aside from poems written in his native tongue of German, Rilke dirit-on a substantial body of French verse.

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

The melody, the harmony, all come from this chord. And while that’s going on – a tenor will be singing a counter melody, a separate melody but made out of that same material. Stephen Layton marshals his choral and orchestral forces to telling effect and both singers and players display that austere discipline which is so vital to produce a blended and cohesive sound and do justice to Lauridsen’s harmonic language. Team Compass August 7, alisa. How do I give it the flavor of the nationality, of the language it’s in?


And later on in the piece where the choir sings I get emails from people saying I love this song how do I get it out of my mind. Something else is in the base, lauridseb then I went ahead and derived the melody from those four notes dirait-n this chord.

I decided that the piece would be accompanied by something that would sound like a guitar. It must be easily sung. Reflections on the Problems of Translation, William H. 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. Like the German poet, the American composer has tapped a profound source of inspiration by contemplating the evanescent beauty of a rose.

And I write them back and say there’s no cure. For choral—and especially Lauridsen—fans, neglecting this disc is not an option’ Classics Today. It was designed dirair-on go into your mind and never leave. Well I think it’d be helpful to perhaps demonstrate on how are pieces put together by using Dirait-on, because it’s become such a well-known piece. Panel says you know I’m going to play the first theme along with that The composer’s craftsmanship further leads to an amazing balance between the contemporary and the timeless.

Les chansons des roses composer. January Total duration: And this is through learning and technique and an understanding of history and of craft. Don’t show me this message diraito-n.

Morten Lauridsen – how he wrote “Dirait-on”

And through the composition process each one of those two parts is treated in Canon and imitation with itself so someone goes And there you go, that’s just the form number one.

In this recording, the composer uses predominantly secular texts, emphasising most strongly his passionate devotion to poetry and the performances are no less riveting. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting lauridsej recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.


Anyone who is interested in the best of choral music of our time will treasure this disc’ Audiophile Audition, USA. It’s got two parts.

But this is where you, for a composer you focus on your idea: And I do it again, except to make it more interesting I offset it by one beat.

Lahridsen designed this piece in the style of a French folk song. Les chanson des roses is a polyphonic delight that strategically delays the entry of the piano until the very end. Their glorious sound and subtle interpretations do complete justice to Lauridsen’s scores, including the Mid-Winter SongsLes chansons des roses and the brand-new, rapturous Nocturnes, of which this disc is the premiere recording.

Here it comes the last time. The Polyphony performances make it clear why Lauridsen is today’s preeminent choral composer; you’ll hear every nuance of voicing and harmony, enveloped by a choral sound that is shaped by a masterly lauridaen, with quicksilver changes and contrasts. It’s a gold mine for composers. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

Just as with the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are cast as an arch form. Unlike the extroverted intensity that characterizes the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are so intimate lauridsenn to suggest an introspective self-communing. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. From a choir as good as Polyphony and wow, is it good in this piece!

In Dirait-on Lauridsen magically evokes the wistfulness of the chansons populaires immortalized by Edith Piaf.