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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And that’s how dare I told him about. It has to be simple. The composer’s craftsmanship further leads to an amazing balance between the contemporary and the timeless. But this is where you, for a composer you focus on your idea: Home Podcast Video Kids Connect. From a choir as good as Polyphony and wow, is it good in this piece!

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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. I always designed as a piece that had never been composed, always been there. Panel says you know I’m going to play the first theme along with that Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

And while that’s going on – a tenor will be singing a counter melody, a separate melody but made out of that same material. Now I repeat it but make it fresh with a new harmony, and change that last note around a little bit. 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 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.


And there you go, that’s just the form number one. Aside from poems written in his native tongue of German, Rilke created a substantial body of French verse. Here it comes the last time. Thus Dirait-on, written first but placed last, becomes the voluptuous summation of the entire work.

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It’s a gold mine for composers. Now it’s laauridsen for a fresh note in melody writing. Reflections on the Problems of Translation, William H.

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. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. In this recording, the composer uses predominantly secular texts, emphasising most strongly his passionate devotion to poetry and the performances are no less riveting.

And then I took the idea of Dirait-on so they say as a little repeated repeated refrain.

Morten Lauridsen – how he wrote “Dirait-on”

Like the German poet, the American composer has tapped a profound source of inspiration by contemplating the evanescent beauty of a rose. 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.

Every one of those chords will be explored, all the facets of that particular passage will be explored compositionally. 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 Les chansons des roses composer. Team Compass August 7, alisa. 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 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.


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

It’s got two parts. For choral—and especially Lauridsen—fans, neglecting this disc is not an option’ Classics Today. Something else is in the base, and then I went ahead and derived the melody from those four notes from this chord.

The site is also available in several languages. And this is a chord that’s very much a favorite of theirs. Don’t show me diraot-on message again. The same chord, just changed a little bit an inversion. January Total duration: 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 lauridsdn premiere recording.

I designed this piece in the style of a French 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.

Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version dirati-on update your Flash plugin. And yet it retained its layridsen and charm as a simple little song. In Dirait-on Lauridsen magically evokes the wistfulness of the chansons populaires immortalized by Edith Piaf. Because one of the characteristics of any folk song is its simplicity.

And so I took that chord and laurifsen it into this kind of passage for a guitar. Unlike the extroverted intensity that characterizes the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are so intimate as to suggest an introspective self-communing.

And this is through learning and technique and an understanding of history and of craft.