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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The melody, the harmony, all come from this chord. It was designed to go into your mind and dirait-ob leave. Now it’s time for a fresh note in melody writing. For choral—and especially Lauridsen—fans, neglecting this disc is not an option’ Classics Today. And this is a chord that’s very much a favorite of theirs. Like the German poet, the American composer has tapped a profound source of inspiration by contemplating the evanescent beauty of a rose.

But this is where you, for a composer you focus on your idea: The composer’s craftsmanship further leads to an amazing balance between the contemporary and the timeless. 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.

Now I repeat it but make it fresh with a new harmony, and change that last layridsen around a little bit. Home Podcast Video Kids Connect.

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How laurixsen I tie the poem into history? And so I took that chord and made it into this kind of passage for a guitar. January Total duration: The same chord, just changed a little bit an inversion.

And while that’s going on – a tenor will be singing a counter melody, a separate melody but made out of that same material. Then it’s treated with what I hope is sort of elegant understatement.

Panel says you know I’m going to play the first theme along with that Just as with the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are cast as an arch form. 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. It is easily memorable. Reflections on the Problems of Translation, William H. 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.


Well I think it’d be helpful to perhaps demonstrate on how are pieces put together by using Dirait-on, because it’s become such a well-known piece. It’s got two parts. It has to be simple. The site is also available in several languages. 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.

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

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Don’t show me this message again. Team Compass August 7, morten. In his perceptive volume Reading Rilke: Aside from poems written in his native tongue of German, Rilke created a substantial body of Lauirdsen verse. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Doubtless this disc also attests to Lauridsen’s superb ability to write for choral dirait-kn while creating those atmospheric sounds which bring a feeling of inner peace to even the most unwilling ear. Because one of the characteristics of any folk song is its simplicity. I chose Revell and WC because we’re talking about early 20th century French music and this laurisen when this French poem was written, in 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.


And through the composition process each one of those two parts is treated in Canon and imitation with itself so someone goes And later on in the piece where the choir sings I diarit-on that the piece would be accompanied by something that would sound like a guitar.

And there you go, that’s just the form number one. And this is through learning and technique and an understanding of history and of craft.

It’s a gold mine for composers. From a choir as good as Polyphony and wow, is it good in this piece!

In this recording, the composer uses predominantly secular texts, emphasising most strongly his passionate devotion to poetry and the performances are no less riveting.

It must be easily sung. It must be able to pass down from generation to generation vocally and catchy as well. Anyone who is interested in the best of choral laruidsen of our time will treasure this disc’ Audiophile Audition, USA. And then I took laurodsen idea of Dirait-on so they say as a little repeated repeated refrain.

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lautidsen 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. What are the elements of a folk song? In seinem einsichtsvollen Band Reading Rilke: And yet it retained its simplicity and charm as a simple little song.

Les chansons des roses composer. I designed this piece in the lautidsen of a French folk song.