Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Morten Lauridsen: Nocturnes – Polyphony, Stephen Layton, Britten Sinfonia on AllMusic . Morten Johannes Lauridsen (born February 27, ) is an American composer. A National . Lauridsen – Nocturnes Performed by the Britten Sinfonia and Polyphony Chorus (with Morten Lauridsen, piano and Andrew Lumsden, organ). Nocturnes addresses aspects of the common theme of ‘Night’. () en- GB.

Author: Samuhn Kizahn
Country: Laos
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Education
Published (Last): 27 February 2009
Pages: 11
PDF File Size: 9.99 Mb
ePub File Size: 16.87 Mb
ISBN: 753-7-51354-821-5
Downloads: 68995
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Fauramar

Hyperion Records

In he received the National Medal of Arts from the President in a White House ceremony, “for his composition of radiant choral works combining musical beauty, power and spiritual depth that have thrilled audiences worldwide”. Reflections on the Problems of Translation, William H.

Anyone who is interested in the best of choral music of our time will treasure this disc’ Audiophile Audition, USA. In his perceptive volume Reading Rilke: Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

Morten Lauridsen – Wikipedia

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lauridsen worked as a Forest Service firefighter and lookout on an isolated tower near Mt. Stephen Layton marshals his luridsen 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.

Very occasionally he also shows real inspiration, most notably with O magnum mysteriumby far and away his most frequently recorded work. Few composers working today share such a deep and ongoing relationship with literature as Lauridsen: Ave dulcissima Maria, for chorus. Morten Johannes Lauridsen born February 27, is an American composer. 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.

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, serene work contains an elusive and indefinable ingredient which leaves the impression that all the questions have been answered Polyphony is joined by the Britten Sinfonia for the Mid-Winter SongsAndrew Lucas for the organ-accompanied Psalm, and the composer himself—proving Lauridsen to be a master of sympathetic pianism as well as a digital cymbalist.


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. Morten Lauridsen accompanies at the piano on several works. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.

O Nata Lux IV. Introspection Late Night Partying. O come, let us sing unto the Lord, for chorus. Complete list s s s s. Se Per Havervi, Oime.

In this evocation of the quiet consummation of a summer night—for both the opening and closing movements of the Nocturnes express differing degrees of aestival exultation—the luminous sonorities of the piano surround the intertwining voices with a halo of mellow resonance.

Voici le soir Rilkeadded in The Racing Waterfall IV. 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.

The popular cycles Mid-Winter Songs and Les chansons des roses the final number of which, Dirait-oncaused something of a publishing sensation on its first appearance are joined by four premiere recordings: Three shorter sacred pieces are recorded here for the first time. A third piece, Ave, dulcissima Mariais a virtuoso tour de force for men’s voices.

A second choral scherzo follows: Just as with the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are cast laridsen an arch form.

If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

Psalms, evozieren antikes Organum und imitative Mittel mittelalterlicher Polyphonie. Like the German poet, the American composer has tapped a profound source of inspiration by contemplating the evanescent beauty of a rose.

Lauridsen Nocturnes |

Unlike the extroverted intensity that characterizes the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are so intimate as to suggest an introspective self-communing. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.


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. Retrieved from ” https: Sexy Trippy All Moods. O Magnum Mysterium [9]. Composers on Composing for Choir Graphite Publishing. Thus Dirait-on, written first lajridsen placed last, becomes the voluptuous summation of the entire work. Performances from Layton and his portfolio of musicians are every bit as polished as we noctkrnes come to expect.

Les chanson des roses is a nocturjes delight that strategically delays the entry of the piano until the very end. As with everything on their disc, there is a sense of utter commitment to the music and a desire to relish Lauridsen’s music for its own sake, happy in the belief that few sensitive souls are going to remain unaffected by what they hear.

Don’t show me this message again. Intercession in Late October. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. Morten Lauridsen is very much the brightest star in the firmament of the Lajridsen choral scene. The sound quality is vibrant and clean. Thus the Mid-Winter Songs constitute a five-movement choral symphony that evinces a virtuosic degree of integration: Over recordings of works by Morten Lauridsen laurdsen been released, including five that have received Grammy nominations.

Morten Lauridsen on Waldron Island in 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.