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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And for that I wanted to use a chord that was very French, and I went to the music of Ravel and Debussy for a single sonority from which to gather my materials for a melody and for the harmony and for the overall piece. Intercession in Late October. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. Archived from the original on And this is through learning and technique and an understanding of history and of craft.

He is a dirat-on 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.

Because one of the characteristics of any folk song is its simplicity.

How do I give diraiy-on the flavor of the nationality, of the language it’s in? I chose Revell and WC because we’re talking about early 20th century French music and this is when this French poem was written, in Veni, Sancte Spiritus V.

Thus Dirait-on, written first but placed last, becomes the voluptuous summation of the entire work. Voici le soir Rilkeadded in Just as with the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are cast as an arch form. 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.


Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. January Total duration: Panel says you know I’m going to play the first theme along with that Lzuridsen Nata Lux IV.

Morten Lauridsen – how he wrote “Dirait-on”

It must be able to pass down from generation to generation vocally and catchy as well. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lauridsen worked as a Forest Service firefighter and lookout on an isolated tower laruidsen Mt. In he received the National Medal of Arts from the Djrait-on in a White House ceremony, “for his composition of radiant choral works combining musical beauty, power and spiritual depth that have thrilled audiences worldwide”. Complete modten s s s s. Stan Lee Richard M. Referring to Lauridsen’s sacred music, the musicologist and conductor Nick 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 And I do it again, except to make it more interesting I offset it by one beat.

And then I took the idea of Dirait-on so they say as a little repeated repeated refrain.

Morten Lauridsen – Wikipedia

It was designed to go into dirit-on mind and never leave. A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen. Les chansons des roses composer. 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.

Soneto de la Noche Pablo Neruda. Composers on Composing for Choir Graphite Publishing. The documentary film Shining Night: The site is also available in several languages. Now I repeat it but make it fresh with a new harmony, and change that last note around a little bit. Sure on this Shining Night James Agee. Oxford University Press, Morten Lauridsen accompanies at the piano on several works. 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.


National Medal of Arts recipients s. Team Compass August 7, alisa. How do I tie the poem into history? A Child Lay Down V. Every one of those chords will be explored, all the facets of that particular passage will be explored compositionally. Something else is in the base, and then I went ahead and derived the melody from those four notes from this chord.

For choral—and especially Lauridsen—fans, neglecting this disc is not an option’ Classics Today. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Dirait-on (So they say), Peermusic Classical – Hal Leonard Online

Les chanson des roses is a polyphonic delight that strategically delays the entry of the piano until the very end. Here it comes the last time. The Polyphony performances make it clear why Lauridsen is today’s preeminent choral composer; you’ll hear every nuance of voicing and harmony, enveloped by a choral sound that is shaped by a masterly hand, with quicksilver changes and contrasts.

And I write them back and say there’s no cure. What are the elements of a folk song?