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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The Racing Waterfall IV. In this motet, Lauridsen subtly adapts the plainchant melody, adorning it with contrapuntal elaborations that create a glowing nimbus of sound. This severe chorale casts a shadow over the music that is dispelled by succeeding movement, the radiant O nata lux for a cappella chorus, the text of which is a hymn originally sung during Lauds on the Feast of lauuridsen Transfiguration.

Perhaps this embracing effect is a reason that Lux Aeterna is widely known to bring listeners to tears. Retrieved from ” https: Intercession in Late October. Leoncavallo – I Pagliacci. Unison singing at the phrase O lux beatissima O most blessed light encourages our hearts with the humble insight necessary to petition on behalf of those we have lost. CyberBass tracks are in no way meant to replace these scores or live recordings of the works they represent.

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Alto 1 Alto 2 Tenor 1. These ads are not affiliated with CyberBass. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the lu fully. The close-voiced homophony of the chorus gives way to more independent polyphony, which reaches a peak with the quoting of a motive from Lauridsen ‘s motet “O magnum mysterium” and then subsides into the opening texture.

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The five-movement work for chorus and orchestra is organized around several Latin texts addressing the idea of light. Archived from the original on Mid-Winter Songs [9] on poems by Robert Graves.

National Medal of Arts recipients s. Following the introduction, the chorus enters, a cappella, closely aeternaa and hushed. Anstelle von Laurridsen, Hoffnung und Ruhe zeichnen sich die Madrigali durch Dunkelheit, Sehnsucht und zuweilen sogar durch zutiefste Verzweiflung aus.

A Child Lay Down V. 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. The text, drawn from the twelfth century sequence for Pentecost, has a marked rhythm which Lauridsen realizes in an exuberant triple meter; its setting employs a simple orchestral accompaniment to the spirited choral singing, appropriately at its most florid in the central stanza, which references light.

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. 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. Lauridsen had pondered the creation of his Lux aeterna for chorus and orchestra for an extended period before the work began to crystallize in 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.

The site is also available in several languages. Oxford University Press, After the orchestral motifs from the beginning reenter, the movement concludes with the chorus intoning their opening theme, this time accompanied by a solo cello.

Aetrena Total duration: Purchase a Live Recording. Strands of complex counterpoint, including a multiplicity of canons and double canons, are interlaced to create the sonorous equivalent of supernal light.


Lux aeterna

Tenor 1 Tenor 2. If you would like to prevent pop-ups you may obtain a free version Pop-Up Stopper at www. The use of these MIDI tracks does not violate copyright laws. February 11, 25,th Hit: 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.

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. Clouds of gray loom in the skies, and deft rays of sunlight filter through the trees and touch on water with an ever-changing chiaroscuro effect. Soprano 1 Soprano 2. Lauridsen now divides his time ulx Los Angeles and his home in the San Juan Archipelago off the northern coast of Washington State.

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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. Last updated October 18, 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 musical theatre.

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