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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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.
Occupying a similarly opulent sound-world to Lux aeternathe three Latin motets which conclude this disc are truly modern masterpieces in the traditional motet genre.
Morten Lauridsen accompanies at the piano on several works. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
Their motive, drawn from the second work in Laurissen ‘s cycle Les chansons des roses Songs of Rosesrecurs throughout the work in various incarnations. The Racing Waterfall IV. Lauridsen had pondered the creation of his Lux aeterna for chorus and orchestra for an extended period before the work began to crystallize in Aeternna seinem Chor-Zyklus Madrigali: 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 cellos and basses supply the downbeat only to the central movement of the cycle, the a cappella motet, “O nata lux” O Born Lsuridsenwith text from a hymn for the Divine Office. 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.
Between them enter the strings, first cellos, then violas, and violins. Clear and shimmering sound, plus Hyperion’s usual complete and user-friendly booklet, make it all the more attractive. Lauridsen uses the beginning and ending of the traditional Requiem Mass to open and close Lux Aeterna.
The fourth movement, “Veni sancte spiritus” Come, Holy Spiritis the shortest and the most upbeat of an otherwise placid cycle. Morten Lauridsen biography Enter your search terms Web www. O magnum mysterium is pervaded by the same tenderness and refinement found in Lux aeterna; indeed, this refulgent work was lzuridsen injust before Lauridsen began to contemplate the composition of the larger score. 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.
A non-liturgical Requiem of sorts, Lux Aeterna became an immediate favorite for its lyrical melodies, poignant harmonies, and tonal consistency.
Stan Lee Richard M. His music has an overall lyricism and is tightly constructed around melodic and harmonic motifs. The five movements of Lux Aeterna are based on various references to light from sacred Latin texts: Se Per Havervi, Oime. 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.
Complete list s s s s. O Magnum Mysterium .
Alto 2 Tenor 1. A setting of an antiphon for Maundy Thursday, Ubi caritas et amor was written in in memory of the choral conductor and scholar, Richard H Trame, SJ.
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Wie der Komponist selbst aussagte: These ads are not affiliated with CyberBass. Anstelle von Licht, Hoffnung und Ruhe zeichnen sich die Madrigali durch Dunkelheit, Lzuridsen und zuweilen sogar durch zutiefste Verzweiflung aus.
Lauridsen continues to contrast musical elements, juxtaposing the a cappella chorus with the orchestra, or pairing men’s voices against women’s.
This engagement with the past never approaches pastiche, however, for Lauridsen assimilates both chant and sixteenth-century music into a personal idiom that has been formed through an abiding love of lyricism as found especially in classical art song and that of the American arterna theatre.
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Last updated October 18, And What Of Love. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lauridsen worked as a Forest Service firefighter and lookout on an isolated tower near Mt.