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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Well I think it’d be helpful to eirait-on demonstrate on how are pieces put together by using Dirait-on, because it’s become such a well-known piece. And through the composition process each one of those two parts is treated in Canon and imitation with itself so someone goes Anyone who is interested in the best of choral music of our time will treasure this disc’ Audiophile Audition, USA.

It is easily memorable. Because one of the characteristics of any folk song is its simplicity. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. I always designed as a piece that had never been composed, always been there.

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The same chord, just changed a little bit an inversion. And yet it retained its simplicity and charm as a simple little song. It must be easily sung. Like the German poet, the American composer has tapped a profound source of inspiration by contemplating the evanescent beauty of a rose. And someone else goes It’s got two parts. How do I give it the flavor of the nationality, of the language it’s in? January Total duration: Here lajridsen comes the last time.


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And for that I wanted to use a chord that was very French, and I went to the music diraif-on 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. And so I took that chord and made it into this kind of passage for a guitar.

Something else is in the base, and then I went ahead and derived the melody from those four notes from this chord. In Dirait-on Lauridsen magically evokes the wistfulness of the chansons populaires immortalized by Edith Piaf. And later on in the piece where the choir sings And that’s how dare I told him about.

In his perceptive volume Reading Rilke: It must be able to pass down from generation to generation vocally and catchy as well. It’s a gold mine for composers. Doubtless this dirait-in 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.

Then it’s treated with what I hope is sort of elegant understatement. The melody, the harmony, all come from this chord.


I get emails from people saying I love this song how do I get it out of my mind. In seinem einsichtsvollen Band Reading Rilke: And I write them back and lauridsdn there’s no cure.

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Home Podcast Video Kids Connect. Aside from poems written in his native tongue of German, Rilke created a substantial body of French verse.

Team Compass August 7, morten. What are the elements of a folk song?


How do I tie the poem into history? Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

For choral—and especially Lauridsen—fans, neglecting this disc is not an option’ Classics Today. Now I repeat it but make it fresh with a new harmony, and change that last note around a little bit. 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.

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.

Just as with the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are cast as an arch form. Les chanson des roses is a polyphonic delight that strategically delays the entry of the piano until the very end.

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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of dirwit-on styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Les chansons des roses composer. This particular chord which is simply a major tried with an added second, went on to provide all the material I needed for the composition of Dirait-on.

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