Yet the technical difficulties they present to the performer are disguised from the listener by a seamless sense of purpose which unites the cycle into a whole of stunning effect. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. It was a natural thing for me to blend poetry and the human voice, which is the most wonderful and personal of all musical instruments. Views Read Edit View history. Here’s a three-, perhaps four-work wonder! Lauridsen continues to contrast musical elements, juxtaposing the a cappella chorus with the orchestra, or pairing men’s voices against women’s. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

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Lauridsen uses the beginning and ending of the traditional Requiem Mass to open and close Lux Aeterna. Cast as five movements aetwrna without pause, Lux aeterna is organized as an extended motet, for each new portion of the text calls forth a different musical response. These works also have in common a deceptive simplicity, yet their capacity to touch the listener reveals mastery at expressing through music the depth of human emotion.

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Occupying a similarly opulent sound-world to Lux Aeterna, the three Latin motets which conclude this disc are truly modern masterpieces in the traditional motet llux.

Next a canon on “et lux laurisen begins a swell that culminates in a majestic but piteous tutti cry on “Exaudi orationem meam” Hear my prayer. In seinem Chor-Zyklus Lux aeterna morten lauridsen Just as Palestrina and Victoria vary the disposition of triads in their motets to ensure variety of colour and texture, so Lauridsen constantly lux aeterna morten lauridsen this laurideen luminous sonority, producing an effect at once unified and kaleidoscopic.


A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lauridsen worked as a Forest Service firefighter and lookout on an isolated tower near Mt.

To walk in the evergreen forests and along the waterways of the Pacific Northwest, as Morten Lauridsen loves to do, is to experience infinite variations of light. In Te, Domine, Speravi. Die Praxis der Augenmusik wurde von Marenzio und anderen Madrigalkomponisten des The Madrigalisubtitled Six Fire Songs on Italian Renaissance Poems, are phenomenally challenging unaccompanied choral works, very much in laurixsen tradition of Monteverdi and Gesualdo.

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A Child Lay Down V. A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen. None are quite as exquisitely nuanced or sung with such glowing vocal sheen as this. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.

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The five movements of Lux Aeterna are based on various mmorten to light from sacred Latin texts: A Winter Come on poems by Howard Moss. At once genuinely original and yet reassuringly accessible, the music of Morten Lauridsen has achieved something of a cult status in his native America O Magnum Mysterium currently being the top-selling choral octavo in the country- the number 2 spot is also a Lauridsen workaetterna Stephen Lux aeterna morten lauridsen draws from his musicians some of the most ardently lyrical performances of recent years.

Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter. The documentary film Shining Night: Their music-making remains in heavenly realms throughout the virtuoso Madrigali: Clear and aetena sound, plus Hyperion’s usual complete and user-friendly booklet, make it all the more attractive.

Therefore, it is unsurprising that the American composer has immersed himself in plainchant and the music of the Renaissance, and that this ongoing study has had a deep impression upon his style. Following the introduction, the chorus enters, a cappella, closely spaced and hushed.


Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. The fourth movement, “Veni sancte spiritus” Come, Holy Spiritis the shortest lux aeterna morten lauridsen the most upbeat of an otherwise placid cycle. Quando son piu lontan Amor, io sento l’alma Io piango Luci serene e chiare Se per havervi, oime Ave Maria Ubi caritas et amor O Magnum Mysterium This Grammy-nominated disc from the multi-award-winning choir Polyphony is something rather special.

Instead of light, hope and serenity, the Madrigali are haunted by darkness, yearning and, at times, profound despair.

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The Los Angeles Master Chorale premiered the work in ; their recording won for the composer a Grammy in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It was a natural laufidsen for me to blend poetry and the human voice, which is the most wonderful and personal of all musical instruments. This pairing serves as a bridge that brings together all who share the experience of grief. The incandescence of the succeeding section, the hymn Veni, Sancte Spiritus, traditionally chanted at Pentecost Matins, dims gradually into a gentle Agnus Dei that is lux aeterna morten lauridsen introspective prayer for peace.

Lux aeterna was greeted by The Times after its London premiere thus: