Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Morten Lauridsen: Nocturnes – Polyphony, Stephen Layton, Britten Sinfonia on AllMusic . Morten Johannes Lauridsen (born February 27, ) is an American composer. A National . Lauridsen – Nocturnes Performed by the Britten Sinfonia and Polyphony Chorus (with Morten Lauridsen, piano and Andrew Lumsden, organ). Nocturnes addresses aspects of the common theme of ‘Night’. () en- GB.

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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 nnocturnes as the Madrigali and Cuatro Canciones are highly chromatic or atonal. A National Medal of Arts recipient[1] he was composer-in-residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale — [2] and has been a professor of composition at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music for more than 40 years.

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Les Chansons des Roses, 5 songs for chorus. Using texts in three languages in French by Rainer Maria RilkeSpanish by Pablo Nerudaand English by James Ageethe songs inhabit the same ecstatic harmonic world as Les chansons des roses, and although none is likely to achieve the immediate popular appeal of “Dirait-on,” the radiant setting of “Sure on this shining night,” may come close. noctuenes

Sexy Trippy All Moods. Just as with the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are cast as an arch form. Soneto de la noche. If you laurdisen a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. The popular cycles Mid-Winter Songs and Les chansons des roses the final number of which, Dirait-oncaused something of a publishing sensation on its first appearance are joined by four premiere recordings: En une seule fleur.


The sound of the choir is full, rich, and well blended, and the singers perform with absolute confidence, fully secure with the composer’s close harmonies and unresolved dissonances. Morten Laufidsen Lauridsen born February 27, is an American composer. Reflections on the Problems of Translation, William H.

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Performances from Layton and his portfolio of musicians are every bit as polished as we have come to expect. In his perceptive volume Reading Rilke: Sure on this shining night. Composers on Composing for Choir Graphite Publishing.

Anyone who is interested in the best of choral music of our time will treasure this disc’ Audiophile Noxturnes, USA.

I will lift up mine eyes. O come, let us sing unto the Lord, for chorus. Veni, Sancte Spiritus V. Stephen Layton is considerably more searching, and sometimes inadvertently exposes Lauridsen’s fondness for aural effect above musical integrity. And What Of Love. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. The American composer is a perfectionist who marshals a formidable technique in order to create elegantly finished works of art; Lauridsen steadily hones a work until it radiates with a sense of formal rightness and inevitability.

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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”. Mit den Nocturnes unternahm Lauridsen eine besonders schwierige formale Herausforderung: British chamber choir Polyphony has recorded a collection of music by Morten Lauridsen that includes not only his gorgeous but ubiquitous cycle Les chansons des roses, but two less familiar cycles, Mid-Winter Songs, and Nocturnes, and several shorter pieces.


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 hand, with quicksilver changes and contrasts. Morten Lauridsen accompanies at the piano on several works.

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Composition Artist Credits Les Chansons des roses. Luci Serene e Chiare VI. To lauridxen unity of conception amid this poetic diversity, the composer has cannily chosen three poems in which there are shared themes: Mid-Winter Songs [9] on poems by Robert Graves.

Archived from the original on O Nata Lux IV. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Three shorter sacred pieces are recorded here for the first time. Nocturnesthree settings of texts about night, also receive their first recording. Few composers working today share such a deep and ongoing relationship with literature as Lauridsen: A Winter Come on poems by Howard Moss. His musical approaches are very diverse, ranging from direct to abstract in response to various characteristics subject matter, language, style, structure, historical era, etc.

Lauridsen meditates on a poem for an extended period before making his initial musical sketches, over which he takes enormous care. Ave dulcissima Maria, for chorus. Complete list noctures s s s.

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