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.

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Retrieved from ” https: A second choral scherzo follows: Few composers working today share such a deep and ongoing relationship with literature as Lauridsen: Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. O come, let us sing unto the Lord, for chorus.

Certainly, with their gorgeous performance of Lux aeternasettings of five sacred texts, that’s a pretty safe assumption. En une seule fleur.

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Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Performances from Layton and his portfolio of musicians are every lauriden as polished as we have come to expect. Soneto de la noche. 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”.


His musical approaches are very diverse, ranging from direct to abstract in response to various characteristics subject matter, language, style, structure, historical era, etc.

Lauridsen Nocturnes

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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. Views Read Edit View lauridsne.

Die klaren und strengen Linien von I will lift up mine eyes, eine a-cappella-Vertonung des Lauridsen Nocturnes Rightly, Lauridsen is much lauded but the Britons here do raise questions View record and artist details Record and Artist Details.

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Composition Artist Credits Les Chansons des roses. Aside from poems written in his native tongue of German, Rilke created a noctutnes body of French verse.

Introspection Late Night Partying. Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database. Lauridsen meditates on a poem for an extended period before making his initial musical sketches, over which he takes enormous care. Stan Lee Richard M. Don’t show me this message again.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Lauridsen has internalized both chant and early music so deeply that there is never a question of his music slipping into mere pastiche; rather, this repertory is the sure foundation upon which the composer has built the edifice of his style.


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For choral—and especially Lauridsen—fans, neglecting this disc is not an option’ Classics Today. O come, let us sing to the Lord.

Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. The composer’s craftsmanship further leads to an amazing balance between the contemporary and the timeless. Their grasp of a nocgurnes range of articulation, from crisp staccato to velvety legato, is especially striking. British chamber choir Polyphony has recorded a collection of music by Morten Lauridsen that includes not only his gorgeous but ubiquitous cycle Les chansons des roses, but two less familiar cycles, Mid-Winter Songs, and Nocturnes, and several shorter pieces.

Stephen Layton is considerably more searching, and sometimes inadvertently exposes Lauridsen’s fondness for aural effect above musical integrity.

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Sure on this Shining Night James Agee. Les Chansons des roses. His reading of the cycle Mid-Winter Songs, accompanied by Britten Sinfoniais notable for its bristling energy and high drama.