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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What are the elements of a folk song? 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.

Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted eirait-on presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. And I write them back and say there’s no cure. In seinem einsichtsvollen Band Reading Rilke: 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.

The melody, the harmony, all come from this chord. It must be able to pass down from generation to generation vocally and catchy as well.

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And there you go, that’s just the form number one. 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 durait-on.

I decided that the piece would be accompanied by something that laauridsen sound like a guitar. Team Compass August 7, morten. From a choir as good as Polyphony and wow, is it good in this piece!

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Every one of those chords will be explored, all the facets of that particular passage will be explored compositionally. I designed this piece in the style of a French folk song.

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Here it comes the last time. It must be easily sung. And this is a chord that’s very much a favorite of theirs.

In this recording, the composer uses predominantly secular texts, emphasising most strongly his passionate devotion to poetry and the performances are no less riveting. The same chord, just changed a little bit an inversion. Well I think it’d be helpful to perhaps demonstrate on how are pieces put together by using Dirait-on, because it’s become such a well-known piece. In Dirait-on Lauridsen magically evokes the wistfulness of the chansons populaires immortalized by Edith Piaf.

Anyone who is interested in the best of choral music of our time will treasure this disc’ Audiophile Audition, USA. Like the German poet, the American composer has tapped a profound source of inspiration by contemplating the evanescent beauty of a rose.

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Something else is in the base, and then I went ahead and derived the melody from those four notes from this chord. Les chanson des roses is a polyphonic delight that strategically delays the entry of the piano until the very end.

I get emails from people saying I love this song how do I get it out of my mind. Now I repeat it but make it fresh with a new harmony, and change that last note around a little bit. Now it’s time for lajridsen fresh note in melody writing.

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January Total duration: And then I took the idea of Dirait-on so they say as a little repeated repeated refrain. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. It’s a gold mine for composers. And this is through learning and technique and an understanding of history and of craft.


And I do it again, except to make it lahridsen interesting I offset it by one beat.

It has to be simple. 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. And through the composition process each one of those two parts is treated in Canon and imitation with itself so someone goes And later on in the piece where the choir sings Aside from poems written in his native tongue of German, Rilke created a substantial body of French verse.

Then it’s treated with what I hope is sort of elegant understatement. For choral—and especially Lauridsen—fans, neglecting this disc is not an option’ Classics Today.

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Yet for all its musical intricacy, the work has a direct and powerful emotional impact—not the impact of a scream, but of an intimate whisper that cuts right through you. Just as with the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are cast as an arch form. 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.

It was designed to go into your mind and never leave. And that’s how dare I told him about.

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