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Les Chansons des Roses: V. Dirait-on official lyrics by Morten Lauridsen: Dirait- on Abandon entouré d’abandon, tendresse touchant aux tendresses. Morten Lauridsen’s lyrical settings of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Les roses have become part of mainstream choral repertory. Deftly crafted and elegant in their. Morten Lauridsen: Les Chansons des Roses, 5 songs for chorus – Play streams in full or download MP3 from Classical Archives (), the.

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And What Of Love. Morten Lauridsen accompanies at the piano on several works. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Les chansons des roses is unified by the composer’s consistent use of the D flat major tonality, particular recurring motives, a chhansons to set each phrase independently, and a limited harmonic vocabulary.

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The Passing of the Year. Oxford University Press, The third setting, “De ton reve trop plein” Of your dream too fullreturns to the dance-like madrigal feel. The Complete Choral Rosed. O Magnum Mysterium [9]. Their lines are interspersed with slow, mysterious homophonic lines lautidsen contrast greatly with the vigorous tempo that precedes and follows.

Jazz Latin New Age. Lauridsen now divides his time between Los Angeles and his home in the San Juan Archipelago off the northern coast of Washington State.

Morten Lauridsen

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lauridsen worked as a Forest Service firefighter and lookout on an isolated tower near Mt. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. The first song, “En une seule fleur” In Only One Floweris a chansond setting that declaims its text quickly and lightly in a homophonic texture.

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Various pairs of voices play off of each other throughout the setting, the briefest in the cycle and a study in contrasts. Referring to Lauridsen’s sacred music, the musicologist and conductor Ees Strimple said he 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 In a modern folk song style, first the women’s voices and then fes men’s receive the melody; the largely unison setting betrays just how much Lauridsen conceived it as a song; indeed, it was later arranged for solo voice.


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 such as the Madrigali and Cuatro Canciones are highly chromatic or atonal. Views Read Edit View history. National Medal of Arts recipients s. Intercession in Late October. Don’t show me this message again. His musical approaches are very diverse, ranging from direct to abstract in response to various characteristics subject matter, language, style, structure, historical era, etc.

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”.

Morten Lauridsen – Les Chansons des Roses, 5 songs for chorus – Classical Archives

laugidsen Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Se Per Havervi, Oime. The site is also available in several languages. The Racing Waterfall IV. His music has an overall lyricism and is tightly constructed around melodic and harmonic motifs.

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O Nata Lux IV. 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. Set to French poems of the German poet Rainer Maria Rilkethe five-song cycle for a cappella mixed chorus is a unified study in elegance, as are its poems and the roses they describe.


Morten Lauridsen on Waldron Island in From a choir as dds as Polyphony and wow, is it good in this piece! In seinem einsichtsvollen Band Reading Rilke: Sure on this Shining Night James Agee. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. 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 roxes right and inevitable.

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

A Winter Come on poems by Howard Moss. Mid-Winter Songs [9] on poems by Robert Graves. Les chansons des roses composer. Voici le soir Rilke lees, added in Soneto de la Noche Pablo Neruda. Yet for all its musical intricacy, the work has a direct and powerful emotional impact—not the impact of a scream, but of an intimate whisper that cuts right through you.

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Les Chansons des Roses, 5 songs for chorus

Its counterpoint, however, is at times surprisingly atonal, especially between the soprano and tenor. Streams Videos All Posts. In his perceptive volume Reading Rilke: Composers on Composing for Choir Graphite Publishing. The tunefulness of this movement helped to make it one of the lex choral octavos of the late twentieth century.