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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Unlike the extroverted intensity that characterizes the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are so intimate as to suggest an introspective self-communing. I decided that the piece would be accompanied by something that would sound like a guitar.

Morten Lauridsen – how he wrote “Dirait-on” — Classical Chops

Home Podcast Video Kids Connect. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Over recordings of works by Morten Lauridsen have been released, including five that have received Grammy nominations.

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Morten Lauridsen

I always designed as a piece that had never been composed, always been there. And this is a chord that’s very much a favorite of theirs. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. laurixsen


I designed this piece in the style of a French folk song. It was designed to go into your mind and never leave. Referring to Lauridsen’s sacred music, the musicologist and conductor Nick Strimple said no was “the only American composer in history who can be called a mystic, whose probing, serene work contains an elusive and indefinable ingredient which leaves the impression that all the questions have been answered This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat Oh What Of Love.

Lauridsen brilliantly emphasizes the cumulative quality of Dirait-on—which is filled dirakt elaborate polyphony that flows by as naturally as a stream—by reserving the entry of the piano for this luminous finale. And there you go, that’s just the form number one.

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Stan Lee Richard M. Mid-Winter Songs [9] on poems by Robert Graves. But this is where you, for a composer you focus on your idea: The site is also available in several languages.

It is easily memorable. Les chansons des roses composer.

His Latin sacred settings, such as the Lux Aeterna and motets, often reference Gregorian chant plus Laurideen 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. Don’t show me this message again.


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

The Racing Waterfall IV. This particular chord which is simply a major tried with an added second, went on to provide all the material I needed for the dirair of Dirait-on.

A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen. From a choir as good as Polyphony and wow, is it good in this piece!

Morten Lauridsen – how he wrote “Dirait-on”

O Magnum Mysterium [9]. It has to be simple. In lauridsenn received the National Medal of Arts from the President in a White House ceremony, “for his composition of radiant choral works combining musical beauty, difait and spiritual depth that have thrilled audiences worldwide”. Panel says you know I’m going to play the first theme along with that For choral—and especially Lauridsen—fans, neglecting this disc is not an option’ Classics Today.

And I write them back and say there’s no cure. The documentary film Shining Night: