Les Chansons des Roses: V. Dirait-on official lyrics by Morten Lauridsen: Dirait- on Abandon entouré d’abandon, tendresse touchant aux tendresses. Morten Lauridsen’s lyrical settings of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Les roses have become part of mainstream choral repertory. Deftly crafted and elegant in their. Morten Lauridsen: Les Chansons des Roses, 5 songs for chorus – Play streams in full or download MP3 from Classical Archives (), the.

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lauridsen worked as a Forest Service firefighter and lookout on an isolated tower near Mt. Morten Lauridsen ‘s cycle Les chansons des roses Songs of Roseswhile retaining the composer’s standard suspension-drenched tonality, displays a lighter, more dance-like feel in addition to slower, dew numbers.

The tunefulness of this movement helped to make it one of the best-selling choral octavos of the late twentieth century. The site is also available in several languages. In the repeated middle section, an energetic interplay of soprano, alto, and tenor echo and expound upon each other over an extended bass.

From a choir as good as Polyphony and wow, is it good in this piece!

In Dirait-on Lauridsen magically evokes the wistfulness of the chansons populaires immortalized by Edith Piaf. Reflections on the Problems of Translation, William H. The Racing Waterfall IV. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

Morten Lauridsen accompanies at the piano on several works. 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.


Chansons des roses, Les

Complete list s s s s. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. The Passing of the Year. Thus Dirait-on, written first but placed last, becomes the voluptuous summation of the entire work. Like the German poet, the American composer has tapped a chqnsons source of inspiration by contemplating the evanescent beauty of a rose.

Sure on this Shining Night James Agee. National Medal of Arts recipients s. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen.

Their lines are interspersed with slow, mysterious homophonic lines that contrast greatly with the vigorous tempo that precedes and follows. January Total duration: Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

Its counterpoint, however, is at times surprisingly atonal, especially between the soprano and tenor. Doubtless this disc also attests to Lauridsen’s superb ability to write for choral voices while creating those atmospheric sounds which bring a feeling of inner peace to even the most unwilling ear.

Stan Lee Richard M. A Child Lay Down V. Typical of Lauridseneach line of poetry swells toward the middle and tapers to the close. Over one million copies of his scores have been sold and his Dirait-on, De Magnum Mysterium and O Nata Lux have become the all-time best lauridseh octavos distributed by the Theodore Presser Co. His music has an overall lyricism and is tightly constructed around melodic and harmonic motifs.

The third setting, “De lauriden reve trop plein” Of your dream too fullreturns to the dance-like madrigal feel. Intercession in Late October. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting lauirdsen recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Over recordings of works by Morten Lauridsen have been released, including five that have received Grammy nominations.


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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, rosse work contains an elusive and indefinable ingredient which leaves the impression that all the questions have been answered Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Aside from poems written in his native tongue of German, Rilke created a substantial body of French verse. A Winter Come on poems by Howard Moss.

In this adagio setting, the other voices tend to accompany the melody, typically found in the soprano voice, a more unequal state than found previously.

Chansons des roses, Les

The movement, vaguely in C sharp minor, thus sounds very much in the overall tonal vein of the cycle. The music, full of suspensions that do not resolve, is well-suited ses a text which asks unanswered questions; it moves inexorably to its quiet peak only mezzo-pianoa poignant nine-note chord to the words “Au contraire” On the contraryand subsides to the close.

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 lauridseb sound and do justice to Lauridsen’s harmonic language.