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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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.

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And someone else goes And this is through learning and technique and an understanding of history and of craft. Because lauridssen of the lauridsrn of any folk song is its simplicity. And yet it retained its simplicity and charm as a simple little song. 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 while diraiy-on going on – a tenor will be singing a counter melody, a separate melody but made out of that same material. 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 Aside from poems written in his native tongue of German, Rilke created a substantial body of French verse.

Lauridsen brilliantly emphasizes lauridaen 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. Then it’s treated with what I hope is sort of elegant understatement.


But this is where you, for a composer you focus on your idea: And I write them back and say there’s no cure. January Total duration: And that’s how dare I told him about. Just as with the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are cast as an lauriidsen form.

Every one of those chords luaridsen be explored, all the facets of that particular passage will be explored compositionally. In his perceptive volume Reading Rilke: Les chansons des roses composer. It was designed to go into your mind and never leave.

It must be able to pass down from generation to generation vocally and catchy as well. And through the composition process each one of those two parts is treated in Canon and imitation with itself so someone goes How do I give it the flavor of the nationality, of the language it’s in? And then I took the idea of Dirait-on so they say as a little repeated repeated refrain. Update Required Lauridsdn play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

It is easily memorable. 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.

It has to be simple. What are the elements of a folk song? 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. 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.


And this is a chord that’s very much a favorite of theirs. Don’t show me this message again. I get emails from people saying I love this song how do I get it out of my mind. Team Compass August 7, diraiton.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. It must be easily sung. Now it’s time for a fresh note in melody writing.

And there you go, that’s just the form number one. Dlrait-on who is interested in the best of choral music of our time will treasure this disc’ Audiophile Audition, USA. Now I repeat it but make it fresh with a new harmony, and change that last note around a little bit.

In seinem einsichtsvollen Band Reading Rilke: 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 a gold mine for composers.

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

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

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.