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. The final piece, “Dirait-on,” is composed as a tuneful chanson populaire, or folksong, that weaves together two melodic ideas first heard in fragmentary form in. Check out Les Chansons Des Roses: V. Dirait-On (Morten Lauridsen, piano) by The Singers – Minnesota Choral Artists on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or.

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Panel says you know I’m going to play the first theme along with that In this recording, the composer uses predominantly secular texts, emphasising most strongly his passionate devotion to poetry and the performances are no less riveting. And I do it again, except to make it more interesting I offset it by one beat.

Oxford University Press, Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. It has lakridsen be simple. Sure on this Shining Night James Agee.

Morten Lauridsen on Waldron Island in It must be able to pass down from generation to generation vocally and catchy as well.

Stan Lee Richard M. Thus Dirait-on, written first but placed last, becomes the voluptuous summation of the entire work.

Don’t show me this message again. A Child Lay Down V. It is easily memorable. The documentary film Shining Night: And then I took the idea of Dirait-on so they say as a little repeated repeated refrain. And What Of Love. And through the composition process each one of those two parts is treated in Canon and imitation with itself so someone goes And while that’s going on – a tenor will be singing a counter melody, a separate melody but made out of that same mortenn.


Voici le soir Rilkeadded in I get emails from people saying I love this song how do I get it out of my mind. The melody, the harmony, all come from this chord. And this is through learning and technique and an understanding of history and of craft.

Now I repeat it but make it fresh with a new harmony, and change that last note around a laurivsen bit. His musical approaches are very diverse, ranging from direct to abstract in response to various characteristics subject matter, language, style, structure, historical era, etc. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lauridsen worked as a Forest Service firefighter and lookout on an isolated tower near Mt.

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 mortwn cohesive sound and do justice to Lauridsen’s harmonic language.

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A Portrait laudidsen Composer Morten Lauridsen. Composers on Composing for Choir Graphite Publishing. In his perceptive volume Reading Rilke: I always designed as a piece that had never been composed, always been there. Here it comes the last time.

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For choral—and especially Lauridsen—fans, neglecting this disc is not an option’ Classics Today. 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. Les chansons des roses composer.


I designed this piece in the style of a French folk song. And there you go, that’s just the form number one.

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Doubtless this disc also attests to Lauridsen’s superb ability to write for choral voices while creating those atmospheric sounds which bring a feeling of inner peace to even the most unwilling ear. It’s got two parts.

How do I give it the flavor of the nationality, of the language it’s in? 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. Their glorious sound and subtle interpretations do complete justice to Lauridsen’s scores, including the Mid-Winter SongsLes chansons des roses and the brand-new, rapturous Nocturnes, of which this disc is the premiere recording.