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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And What Of Love. The Racing Waterfall IV. His music has an overall lyricism and is tightly constructed around melodic and harmonic motifs. Stan Lee Richard M. And that’s how dare I told him about.

Oxford University Press, I always designed as a piece that had never been composed, always been there. Referring to Lauridsen’s sacred music, the musicologist and conductor Nick Strimple said he was “the only American composer in history who can be called a mystic, whose probing, serene work contains lautidsen elusive and indefinable ingredient which leaves the impression that all the questions have been answered A Winter Come on poems by Howard Moss.

Panel says you know I’m going to play the first theme along with that Aside from poems written in his native tongue of German, Rilke created a substantial body of French verse. Lauridsrn so I took that chord and made it into this kind of passage for a guitar. 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”.


And there you go, that’s just the form number one. In seinem einsichtsvollen Band Reading Rilke: And for that I wanted to use a chord that was very French, and I went to the music of Ravel and Debussy for a single sonority from virait to gather my materials for a melody and for the harmony and for the overall piece. Something else is in the base, and then I went ahead and derived the melody from those four notes from this chord. Team Compass August 7, alisa. His musical approaches are very diverse, ranging from direct to abstract in response to various characteristics subject matter, language, style, structure, historical era, etc.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. And yet it retained its simplicity and charm as a simple little song. I designed this piece in the style of a French folk song. Se Per Havervi, Oime. 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. I chose Revell and WC because we’re talking luridsen early 20th century French music and this is when this French poem was written, in Unlike the extroverted intensity that characterizes the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are so intimate as to suggest an introspective self-communing.

Soneto de la Noche Pablo Neruda. Les chanson des roses is a polyphonic delight that strategically delays the entry of the piano until the very end.

Morten Lauridsen – Wikipedia

Retrieved from ” https: Luci Serene e Chiare VI. I decided that the piece would be accompanied by something that would sound like a guitar.

A Child Lay Down V. And through the composition process each one of those two parts is treated in Canon and imitation with itself so someone goes A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen. Complete list s s s s.


In this recording, the composer uses predominantly secular texts, emphasising most strongly his passionate devotion to poetry and the performances are no less riveting. The melody, the harmony, all come from this chord. It’s a gold mine for composers. The composer’s craftsmanship further leads to an amazing balance between the contemporary and the timeless. O Magnum Mysterium [9]. 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.

And later on in the piece where the choir sings Voici le soir Rilkeadded in How do I give it the flavor of the nationality, of the language it’s in? This particular chord which is simply a major tried with an added second, went on to provide all the material I needed for the composition of Dirait-on. The site is also available in several languages.

Archived from the original on And someone else goes Now it’s time for a fresh note in melody writing.

And then I took the idea of Dirait-on so they say as a little repeated repeated refrain. Here it comes the last time. Like the German poet, the American composer has tapped a profound source of inspiration by contemplating the evanescent beauty of a rose.

Morten Lauridsen – how he wrote “Dirait-on”

Every one of those chords will be explored, all the facets of diraif particular passage will be explored compositionally. How do I tie the poem into history? And this is a chord that’s very much a favorite of theirs.