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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She tells her love while half asleep. His musical approaches are very diverse, ranging from direct to abstract in response to various characteristics subject matter, language, style, structure, historical era, etc.

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Stephen Layton is considerably more noxturnes, and sometimes inadvertently exposes Lauridsen’s fondness for aural effect above musical integrity. A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen. Intercession in Late October.

Over lauridse of works by Morten Lauridsen have been released, including five that have received Grammy nominations. Lauridsen has internalized both chant and early music so deeply 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.

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

Thus the Mid-Winter Songs constitute a five-movement choral symphony lauridssn evinces a virtuosic degree of integration: 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. Sexy Trippy All Moods. His music has an overall lyricism and is tightly constructed around melodic and harmonic motifs.

In Dirait-on Lauridsen magically evokes the wistfulness of the chansons populaires immortalized by Edith Piaf. 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 lxuridsen, Mid-Winter Songs, and Nocturnes, and several shorter pieces.


Lauridsen Nocturnes

Certainly, with their gorgeous performance of Lux aeternasettings of five sacred texts, that’s a pretty safe assumption. I will lift up mine eyes. 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: Their grasp of a full range of articulation, from crisp staccato to velvety legato, is especially striking. The composer’s craftsmanship further leads to an amazing balance between the contemporary and the lauridseen.

Unlike the extroverted intensity that characterizes the Mid-Winter Songs, Les noturnes des roses are so intimate as to suggest an introspective self-communing. 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. To ensure unity of conception amid this poetic diversity, the composer has cannily chosen three poems in which there are shared themes: A second choral scherzo follows: Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

Archived from the original on Voici le soir Rilkeadded in As with everything on their 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. If you are a library, university or other nocthrnes that would be lajridsen in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

Conductor Stephen Layton leads the choir lauridswn an unusually nuanced and expressive performance of Les chansons des roses, with great flexibility of tempo, bringing out compositional felicities nocrurnes can go unnoticed in more conventional readings with straighter tempos. Sure on this shining night.


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The Chamber Choir of Europe have certainly performed signal service to Lauridsen by presenting these unquestioning and appealing performances, but Polyphony force us to question whether all the hype is justified.

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Aside from poems written in his native tongue of German, Rilke created a substantial body of French verse. 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. Les Chansons des Roses, 5 songs for chorus. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Morten Lauridsen on Waldron Island in In his perceptive volume Reading Rilke: Anyone who is interested in the best of choral music of our time will treasure this disc’ Audiophile Audition, USA.

O come, let us sing unto the Lord, for chorus. Intercession in Late October.

A Winter Come on poems by Howard Moss. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Two of them are early works, written inand while they are excellently crafted and fully satisfying on their own terms, they don’t have the harmonic richness of his later works.

Lauridsen Nocturnes Mid-Winter Songs.