Morten Lauridsen – Lux Aeterna – The Choral Music of Morten Lauridsen – Chamber Choir of Europe – Nicol Matt. Lux aeterna was greeted by The Times after its London premiere thus: ‘a ‘ Conventional choral wisdom suggests that the American Morten Lauridsen is a. Lux aeterna. (). by Morten Lauridsen. Description: SATB choir with chamber orchestra, or organ (separate organ part necessary); Duration: 27; Genres.

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Stan Lee Richard M. Veni, Sancte Spiritus V. The five movements of Lux Aeterna are based on various references to light from sacred Latin texts: Tenor 1 Tenor 2.

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February 18, Last updated July 09, Soprano 1 Soprano 2. Over one million copies of his scores have been sold and his Dirait-on, O Magnum Mysterium and O Nata Lux have become the all-time best selling octavos distributed by the Theodore Presser Co. The close-voiced homophony of the chorus gives way to more independent polyphony, which reaches lud peak with the quoting of a motive from Lauridsen ‘s motet lauridsn magnum mysterium” and then subsides into the opening texture.

This new disc from the multi-award-winning choir Polyphony is something rather special. A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen. Morten Johannes Lauridsen born February 27, is an American composer.

Lux aeterna

In a manner that hearkens back to Dunstable and Taverner, these polyphonic passages are contrasted with sections reminiscent of the homophonic fauxbourdon beloved by Renaissance composers. Morten Lauridsen accompanies at the piano on several works. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.


These tracks used on CyberBass are meant to be used with a musical score in hand. Just as Palestrina and Victoria vary the disposition of triads in their motets to ensure variety of colour and texture, so Lauridsen constantly reconstitutes this basic luminous sonority, producing an effect at once unified and kaleidoscopic.

Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Instead of light, hope and serenity, the Madrigali aterna haunted by darkness, yearning and, at times, profound despair. Italian love poems of that era have constituted a rich lyric source for many composers, and while reading them I became increasingly intrigued by the symbolic image of flames, burning and fire that recurred within this context.

The use of these MIDI tracks does not violate copyright laws. A Child Lay Down V. Occupying laudidsen similarly opulent sound-world to Lux aeternathe three Latin motets which conclude this disc are truly modern masterpieces in the traditional motet genre. The fourth movement, “Veni sancte spiritus” Come, Holy Spiritis the shortest and the most upbeat of an otherwise placid cycle.

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Die Praxis der Augenmusik wurde von Marenzio und anderen Madrigalkomponisten des This timelessness can bring home to the listener the recognition of his or her own mortal journey. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

The three Latin motets recorded here inhabit a chaste realm far removed from the searing passions of the Madrigali, and, indeed, these scores can be considered as satellites revolving around the larger heavenly body of Lux aeterna. Among the several techniques that Lauridsen has assimilated from the music of the Renaissance is the ability to create lauridsn counterpoint based on intricate canonic procedures, formal concision, and an almost preternatural sensitivity to textual nuance, whether sacred or secular.

Anstelle von Licht, Hoffnung und Ruhe lauridzen sich die Madrigali durch Dunkelheit, Sehnsucht und zuweilen sogar durch zutiefste Verzweiflung aus. This pairing serves as a bridge that brings together all who share the experience of grief. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Lauridsen now divides his time between Los Angeles and his home in the San Juan Archipelago off the northern coast of Washington State.


And What Of Love. His Latin sacred settings, such as the Lux Aeterna and motets, often reference Gregorian chant plus Medieval and Renaissance procedures while blending them within a freshly contemporary sound while other works such as the Madrigali and Cuatro Canciones are highly chromatic or atonal. Soprano 2 Alto 1. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Bach – B Minor Mass.

Walking here with poetry in his aeternna and music in his heart, Lauridsen finds inspiration for his compositions, luminous with inner radiance. Clear and shimmering sound, plus Hyperion’s usual complete and user-friendly booklet, make it all the more attractive.

Leoncavallo – I Pagliacci. Morten Lauridsen biography Enter your search terms Web www. In te, Domine, Speravi. In this complex movement, Lauridsen employs more complicated contrapuntal procedures such as the cantus firmus here, the seventeenth century German hymn-tune “Herzliebster Jesu,” heard in the bass trombone and inverted canon in the chorus at “fiat misercordia”. The hushed “Agnus Dei” precedes the return of the opening motive in cellos and basses, and the work concludes with the satisfying return of the music from the Introitus.