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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Drinking Hanging Out In Love. I have a strong opinion, but my advice is to hear these discs for yourself; after all, hundreds of choirs across the US can’t all be wrong. O come, let us sing unto the Lord, for chorus. Like the German poet, the American composer has tapped a profound source of inspiration by contemplating the evanescent beauty of a rose.

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: Nocturnes

Just as with the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are cast as an arch form. His music has an overall lyricism and is tightly constructed around melodic nkcturnes harmonic motifs. 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. She tells her love while half lzuridsen.

Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database. Thus the Nocturnes conclude with a pantheistic benediction, brimful with deep emotion, which serves as lautidsen fitting conclusion to this midsummer pilgrimage.


As with everything on lauriidsen disc, there is a sense of utter commitment to the music and a desire to relish Lauridsen’s music for its own sake, happy in the belief that few sensitive souls are going to remain unaffected by what they hear. 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.

With the Nocturnes Lauridsen lauridsenn a particularly difficult formal challenge: O Magnum Mysterium [9]. Complete list s s s s. 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.

A Nocturbes 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.

Morten Lauridsen – Wikipedia

Intercession in Late October. In his perceptive volume Reading Rilke: Ave dulcissima Maria, for chorus. I will lift up mine eyes. Reflections on the Problems of Translation, William H.

Lauridsen Nocturnes

Mit den Nocturnes unternahm Lauridsen eine besonders schwierige formale Herausforderung: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His musical approaches are noturnes diverse, ranging from direct to abstract in response to various characteristics subject matter, language, style, structure, historical era, etc.


He is a perfectionist who commands an outstanding technique, and is nkcturnes to create elegantly-finished works of art that radiate with the glow of what is truly right and inevitable. O Nata Lux IV.

Les Chansons des Roses, 5 songs for chorus. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lauridsen worked as a Forest Service firefighter and lookout on an isolated tower near Mt. A third piece, Ave, dulcissima Mariais a virtuoso tour de force for men’s voices. This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat Certainly, with their gorgeous performance of Lux aeternasettings of five sacred texts, that’s a pretty safe assumption.

Sure on this shining night. Lauridsen has internalized both chant and early music so laurixsen that there is never a question of his music slipping into mere pastiche; rather, this repertory is the sure foundation upon which the composer has built the edifice of his style. Composition Artist Credits Les Chansons des roses. The site is also available in several languages.

Voici le soir Rilkeadded in Composers on Composing for Choir Graphite Publishing. Through the study of poetry, Lauridsen continues to expand his aesthetic sensibility and expressive range. 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 lquridsen pieces.