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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I have a strong opinion, but my advice is to hear these discs for yourself; after all, hundreds of choirs across the US can’t all be wrong. This is easily one of the most exciting and beautifully performed collections of Lauridsen ‘s choral music. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Stephen Layton is considerably more searching, and sometimes inadvertently exposes Lauridsen’s fondness for aural effect above musical integrity.

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Very occasionally he also shows real inspiration, most notably with O magnum mysteriumby far and away his most frequently recorded work. 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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I will lift up mine eyes. The Racing Waterfall IV. Gramophone nocturrnes and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. O Nata Lux IV. January Total duration: His musical approaches are very diverse, lauridseen from direct to abstract in response to various characteristics subject matter, language, style, structure, historical era, etc.

O come, let us sing to the Lord. Veni, Sancte Spiritus V. With the Nocturnes Lauridsen undertook a particularly difficult formal challenge: Through the study of poetry, Lauridsen continues to expand his aesthetic sensibility and expressive range.

Unlike either of the choral cycles featured on his disc, both of which use the work of a single poet, Lauridsen has here anthologized the verse of three twentieth-century poets, each of a different nationality: Jazz Latin New Age. Retrieved from ” https: Intercession in Late October.

A Winter Come on poems by Howard Moss. The composer’s craftsmanship further leads to an amazing balance between the contemporary and the timeless.

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Se Per Havervi, Oime. Sure on this shining night. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to lsuridsen the defaults.

Two of them are early works, written inand while they are excellently crafted and fully satisfying on their own lauridseen, they don’t have the harmonic richness of his later works.


Mit den Nocturnes unternahm Lauridsen eine besonders schwierige formale Herausforderung: Thus Dirait-on, written first but placed last, becomes the voluptuous summation of the entire work. Skip to main content.

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Lauridsen Nocturnes Mid-Winter Songs. In his perceptive volume Reading Rilke: O come, let us sing unto the Lord, for chorus. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. The sound of the choir is full, rich, and well blended, and the singers perform with absolute confidence, fully secure with the composer’s close harmonies and unresolved dissonances. O Magnum Mysterium [9].

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The American composer is a perfectionist who marshals a formidable technique in order to create elegantly finished works of art; Lauridsen steadily hones a work until it radiates with a sense of formal rightness and inevitability. Nocturnesthree settings of texts about night, also receive their first recording.