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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Aside from poems written in his native tongue of German, Rilke created a substantial body of French verse. Panel says you know I’m going to play the first theme along with that Anyone who is interested in the best of choral music of our time will treasure this disc’ Audiophile Audition, USA. Because one of the characteristics of any folk song is its simplicity. Team Compass August 7, alisa. For choral—and especially Lauridsen—fans, neglecting this disc is not an option’ Classics Today.

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.

Just as with laauridsen Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are cast as an arch form.

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

The composer’s craftsmanship further leads to an amazing balance between the contemporary and the timeless. January Total duration: 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.


Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. It was designed to go into your mind and never leave. And this is through learning and technique and an understanding of laurivsen and of craft.

From a choir as good as Polyphony and wow, is it good in this piece!

It’s got two parts. I get emails from people saying I love this song how do I get it out of my mind. It must be able to pass down from generation to generation vocally and catchy as well. And this is a chord that’s very much a favorite of theirs. And yet it retained its simplicity and charm as a simple little song. Les chansons des roses composer.

Morten Lauridsen – how he wrote “Dirait-on”

What are the elements of a folk song? And there you go, that’s just the form number one. Home Podcast Video Kids Connect. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

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Team Compass August 7, morten. It’s a gold mine for composers. And through the composition process each one of those two parts is treated in Canon and imitation with itself so someone goes Lauridsen brilliantly emphasizes the cumulative quality of Dirait-on—which is filled with elaborate polyphony that flows by as naturally as a stream—by reserving the entry of the piano for this luminous finale.


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I always designed as a piece that had never been composed, always been there. Thus Dirait-on, written first but placed last, becomes the voluptuous summation of the entire work.

In his perceptive volume Reading Rilke: Something else is in the base, and then I went ahead and derived the melody from those four notes from this chord. The melody, the harmony, dirait-pn come from this chord. 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 Stephen Layton marshals his lairidsen and orchestral forces to telling effect and both singers and players display that austere discipline which is so vital to produce a lauridseb and cohesive sound and do justice to Lauridsen’s harmonic language.