Les Chansons des Roses: V. Dirait-on official lyrics by Morten Lauridsen: Dirait- on Abandon entouré d’abandon, tendresse touchant aux tendresses. Morten Lauridsen’s lyrical settings of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Les roses have become part of mainstream choral repertory. Deftly crafted and elegant in their. Morten Lauridsen: Les Chansons des Roses, 5 songs for chorus – Play streams in full or download MP3 from Classical Archives (), the.
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From a choir as good as Polyphony and wow, is it good in this piece! Se Per Havervi, Oime. Their glorious sound and subtle interpretations do complete justice to Lauridsen’s scores, including the Mid-Winter SongsLes chansons des roses laurissen the brand-new, rapturous Nocturnes, of which this disc is the premiere recording. Morten Johannes Lauridsen born February 27, is an American composer.
Its counterpoint, however, is at times surprisingly atonal, especially between the soprano chansos tenor. Don’t show me this message again. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.
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In the repeated middle section, an energetic interplay of soprano, alto, and tenor echo and expound upon each other over an extended bass. Voici le soir Rilkeadded in Share on facebook twitter tumblr.
Intercession in Late October. The third setting, “De ton reve trop plein” Of your dream too fullreturns to the dance-like madrigal feel. 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: In Dirait-on Lauridsen magically evokes the wistfulness of the chansons populaires immortalized by Edith Piaf. Aside from poems written in his native tongue of German, Rilke created a substantial body of French verse.
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Unlike the extroverted intensity that characterizes the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are so intimate as to suggest an introspective self-communing. The movement ends as it began, but its final chord overlaps with the piano luridsen to the final movement, “Dirait-on” One would saythe only movement to use accompaniment. Rsoes music, full of suspensions that do not resolve, is well-suited to a text which asks unanswered questions; it moves inexorably to its quiet peak only mezzo-pianoa poignant nine-note chord to the words “Au contraire” On the contraryand subsides to the close.
Lauridsen, Morton – Les Chansons des Roses (SATB & Piano)
Ls this adagio setting, the other voices tend to accompany the melody, typically found in the soprano voice, a more unequal state than found previously. Morten Lauridsen on Waldron Island in Views Read Edit View history. Les chansons des roses composer. Over recordings of works by Morten Lauridsen have been released, including five that have received Grammy nominations.
Just as with the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are cast as an arch form. The Passing of the Year. The Polyphony performances ces 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.
Typical of Lauridseneach line of poetry swells toward the middle and tapers to the close. He is a perfectionist who commands an outstanding technique, and chasons able to create elegantly-finished works of art that radiate with the glow of what is truly right and inevitable.
A Winter Come on poems by Howard Moss. The movement, vaguely in C sharp minor, thus sounds very much lauridssn the overall tonal vein of the cycle.
In a modern folk song style, first the women’s voices and then the men’s receive the melody; the largely unison setting betrays just how much Lauridsen conceived it as a song; indeed, it was later arranged chansojs solo voice. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lauridsen worked as a Forest Service firefighter and lookout on an isolated tower near Mt. Mid-Winter Songs  on poems by Robert Graves.
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