The final piece, “Dirait-on,” is composed as a tuneful chanson populaire, or folksong, Dirait-on. Peermusic Classical – Morten Lauridsen – SSAA · Sure on This. Morten Lauridsen (b). author of text .. In Dirait-on Lauridsen magically evokes the wistfulness of the chansons populaires immortalized by Edith Piaf. Dirait-on. By Morten Lauridsen, Jeremy Huw Williams, Paula Fan. • 1 song Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium / Lux Aeterna / Madrigali / Les Chansons.

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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. And someone else goes And while that’s going on – a tenor will be singing a counter melody, a separate melody but made out of that same material. It must be easily sung. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Thus Dirait-on, written first but placed last, becomes the voluptuous summation of the entire work. And through the composition process each one of those two parts is treated in Canon and imitation with itself so someone goes 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. And there you go, that’s just the form number one. Team Compass August 7, morten. Like the German poet, the American composer has tapped a profound source of inspiration by contemplating the evanescent beauty of a rose.

In this recording, the composer uses predominantly secular texts, emphasising most strongly his passionate devotion to poetry and the performances are no less riveting. Unlike the extroverted intensity that characterizes the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are so intimate as to suggest an introspective self-communing.

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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 truly right and inevitable. In Dirait-on Lauridsen magically evokes the wistfulness of the chansons populaires immortalized by Edith Piaf. And yet it retained its simplicity and charm as a simple little song. 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.

And I do it again, except to make it more interesting I offset it by one beat.

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Les chanson des roses is a polyphonic delight that strategically delays the entry of the piano until the very end. 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.

Here it comes the last time. In seinem einsichtsvollen Band Reading Rilke: 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.

But this is where you, for a composer you focus on your idea: 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.


Every one of those chords will be explored, all the facets of that particular passage will be explored compositionally.

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Just diait-on with the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are cast as an arch form. And so I took that chord and made it into this kind of passage for a guitar. In his perceptive volume Reading Rilke: Something else is in the base, and then I went ahead and derived the melody from those four notes from this chord.

Well I think it’d be helpful to perhaps demonstrate on how are pieces lauricsen together by using Dirait-on, because it’s become such a well-known piece. How do I tie the poem into history?

I decided that the piece would be accompanied by dirsit-on that would sound like a guitar. I designed this piece in the style of a French folk song. It’s got two parts. It’s a gold mine for composers. January Total duration: Les chansons des roses composer. Anyone who is interested in the best of choral music of our time will treasure this disc’ Audiophile Audition, USA. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

I always designed as a piece that had never been composed, always been there.

It is easily memorable. For choral—and especially Lauridsen—fans, neglecting this disc is not an option’ Classics Today. 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