Morten Lauridsen – Lux Aeterna – The Choral Music of Morten Lauridsen – Chamber Choir of Europe – Nicol Matt. Lux aeterna was greeted by The Times after its London premiere thus: ‘a ‘ Conventional choral wisdom suggests that the American Morten Lauridsen is a. Lux aeterna. (). by Morten Lauridsen. Description: SATB choir with chamber orchestra, or organ (separate organ part necessary); Duration: 27; Genres.

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His music has an overall lyricism and is tightly constructed around melodic and harmonic motifs.

Morten Johannes Lauridsen born February 27, is an American composer. Alto 2 Tenor 1. O Magnum Mysterium [9]. A non-liturgical Requiem of sorts, Lux Aeterna became an immediate favorite for its laurirsen melodies, poignant harmonies, and tonal consistency.

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Anstelle von Licht, Hoffnung und Ruhe zeichnen sich die Madrigali durch Dunkelheit, Sehnsucht und zuweilen sogar durch zutiefste Verzweiflung aus. This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat These tracks used on CyberBass are meant to be used with a musical score in hand. Lauridsen composed the requiem Lux Aeterna inthe year his mother died. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.

These works also have in common a deceptive simplicity, yet their capacity to touch the listener reveals mastery at expressing through music the depth of human emotion. Lauridsen does so through an approach to the creation of music that ,auridsen refreshingly devoid of either jargon or obfuscation, but rather aeternw imbued with a pervasive sincerity.

Se Per Havervi, Oime. Occupying a similarly opulent sound-world to Lux aeternathe three Latin motets which conclude this disc are truly modern masterpieces in the traditional motet genre. This pairing serves as a bridge that brings together all who share the experience of grief.


While the basses hold a low pedal note, the violins sustain a high harmonic. In the second section of the score, In te, Domine, speravi, the solemn chorale Herzliebster Jesu from the Nuremberg Songbook of is introduced as aeferna cantus firmus that underpins the musical discourse as it flows above.

Throughout the opening movement of Lux aeterna, the composer creates the effect of musical chiaroscuro by deepening the predominant mood of inner poise and grace with touches of solemnity and inwardness. Lauridsen uses the beginning and ending of the traditional Requiem Mass to open and close Lux Aeterna. February 11, 25,th Hit: 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.

Dans son cycle choral Madrigali: 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. Purchase a Vocal Score.

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Among the several techniques that Lauridsen has assimilated from the music of the Renaissance is the ability to create flexible counterpoint based on intricate canonic procedures, formal concision, and an almost preternatural sensitivity to textual nuance, whether sacred or secular. Next a canon on “et lus perpetua” begins a swell that culminates in a majestic but piteous tutti cry on “Exaudi orationem lauridsdn Hear my prayer.


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Morten Lauridsen | Lux Aeterna

February 18, Last updated July 09, Just as Palestrina and Victoria vary the disposition of triads in their motets to ensure variety of colour and texture, so Lauridsen constantly reconstitutes this basic luminous sonority, producing an effect at once unified and kaleidoscopic. In seinem Chor-Zyklus Madrigali: Soneto de la Noche Pablo Neruda.

The tempo changes are beautifully placed to linger on the interplay of voice parts in the style of Renaissance polyphony, creating a showpiece of a cappella choral singing. Over one million copies of his scores have been sold and his Dirait-on, O Magnum Mysterium and O Nata Lux have become the all-time best selling octavos distributed by the Theodore Presser Co.

Between them enter the strings, first cellos, then violas, and violins. Their music-making remains in heavenly realms throughout the virtuoso Madrigali: And What Of Love. As the composer has testified: CyberBass tracks are in no way meant to replace these scores or live recordings of the works they represent.

His musical approaches are very diverse, ranging from direct to abstract in lauridsn to various characteristics subject matter, language, style, structure, historical era, etc. Strands of complex counterpoint, including a multiplicity of canons and double canons, are interlaced to create the sonorous equivalent of supernal light. Leoncavallo – I Pagliacci.