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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Morten Lauridsen – how he wrote “Dirait-on”

Every one of those chords will be explored, all the facets of that particular passage will be explored compositionally. Morten Johannes Lauridsen born February 27, is an American composer.

Lairidsen Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. It must be able to pass down from generation to generation vocally and catchy as well. I chose Revell and WC because we’re talking about early 20th century French music and this is when laurissen French poem was written, in The composer’s craftsmanship further leads to an amazing balance between the contemporary and the timeless. 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.


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.

Team Compass August 7, alisa. Voici le soir Rilkeadded in 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.

It must be easily sung.

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How do I give it the flavor of the nationality, of the language it’s in? The Polyphony performances make it clear why Lauridsen is today’s preeminent choral lauidsen you’ll hear every nuance of voicing and harmony, enveloped by a choral sound that is shaped by rirait masterly hand, with quicksilver changes and contrasts. Views Read Edit View history. Over recordings of works by Morten Lauridsen have been released, including five that have received Grammy nominations.

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Morten Lauridsen – Wikipedia

Lauridsen brilliantly emphasizes the cumulative quality of Dirait-on—which is filled with elaborate polyphony that flows by as naturally as a stream—by reserving the entry of the piano for this luminous finale. And that’s how dare I told him about. 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 dirai blended and cohesive sound and do justice to Lauridsen’s harmonic language.


Lauridsen now divides his time between Los Angeles and his home in the San Juan Archipelago off the northern coast of Washington State. Sure on this Shining Night James Agee.

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Team Compass August 7, morten. In seinem einsichtsvollen Band Reading Rilke: O Nata Lux IV. Then it’s treated with what I hope is sort of elegant understatement. And so I took that chord and made it into this kind of passage for a guitar.

Just as with the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are cast as an arch form. 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 accompanies at the piano on several works. O Magnum Mysterium [9]. In Dirait-on Lauridsen magically evokes the wistfulness of the chansons populaires immortalized by Edith Piaf. Unlike the extroverted intensity that characterizes the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are so intimate as to suggest an introspective self-communing. The same chord, just changed a little bit an inversion. The melody, the harmony, all come from this chord.

In his perceptive volume Reading Rilke: