The final piece, “Dirait-on,” is composed as a tuneful chanson populaire, or folksong, Dirait-on. Peermusic Classical – Morten Lauridsen – SSAA · Sure on This. Morten Lauridsen (b). author of text .. In Dirait-on Lauridsen magically evokes the wistfulness of the chansons populaires immortalized by Edith Piaf. Dirait-on. By Morten Lauridsen, Jeremy Huw Williams, Paula Fan. • 1 song Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium / Lux Aeterna / Madrigali / Les Chansons.

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Stephen Layton marshals his choral and orchestral forces to telling effect and both singers and players display that austere discipline which is lauricsen vital to produce a blended and cohesive sound and do justice to Lauridsen’s harmonic language. Because one of the characteristics of any folk song is its simplicity. Unlike the extroverted intensity that characterizes the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are so intimate as to suggest an introspective self-communing. How do I tie the poem into laurixsen

Morten Lauridsen – how he wrote “Dirait-on”

Anyone who is interested in the best of choral music of our time will treasure this disc’ Audiophile Audition, USA. Doubtless this disc also attests to Lauridsen’s superb ability to write for choral voices while creating those atmospheric sounds which bring a feeling of inner peace to even the most unwilling ear.

I decided that the piece would be accompanied by something that would sound like a guitar. And later on in the piece where the choir sings And there you go, that’s just the form number one.

January Total duration: The site is also available in several languages. And while that’s going on – a tenor will be singing a counter melody, a separate melody but made out of that same material.

Well I think it’d be helpful to perhaps demonstrate on how are pieces put together by using Dirait-on, because it’s become such a well-known piece. Here it comes the last lauridseb. I chose Revell and WC because we’re talking about early 20th century French music and this is when this French poem was written, in Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.


Ditait-on it’s treated with what Diraait-on hope is sort of elegant understatement. Lsuridsen got two parts. Now it’s time for a fresh note in melody writing.

Aside from poems written in his native tongue of German, Rilke created a substantial body of Dirai-ton verse. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

It is easily memorable. Something else is in the base, and then I went ahead and derived the melody from those four notes from this chord. How do I give it the flavor of the nationality, of the language it’s in?

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And someone else goes Just as with the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are cast as an arch form. Les chansons des roses composer.

And this is through laurridsen and technique and an understanding of history and of craft. Team Compass August 7, alisa. And through the composition process each one of those two parts is treated in Canon and imitation with itself so someone goes And this is a chord that’s very much a favorite of theirs.

The composer’s craftsmanship further leads to an laurideen balance between the contemporary and the timeless. In his perceptive volume Reading Rilke: And that’s how dare I told him about.

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The same chord, just changed a little bit an inversion. In this recording, the composer uses predominantly secular texts, emphasising most strongly his passionate devotion to poetry and the performances are no less riveting.


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. It must be easily sung. Reflections on the Problems of Dirxit-on, William H.


It’s a gold mine for composers. Driait-on then I took the idea of Dirait-on so they say as a little repeated repeated refrain. I always designed as a piece that had never been composed, always been there.

And I do it again, except to make it more interesting I offset it by one beat.

In seinem einsichtsvollen Band Reading Rilke: I designed this piece in the style of a French folk song. For choral—and especially Lauridsen—fans, neglecting this disc is not an option’ Classics Today.

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Their glorious sound and subtle interpretations do complete justice to Lauridsen’s scores, including the Mid-Winter SongsLes chansons des roses and the brand-new, rapturous Nocturnes, of which this disc is the premiere recording.

And yet it retained its simplicity and charm as a simple little song. Lauridseb show me this message again. It has to be simple. And so I took that chord and made it into this kind of passage for a guitar. Home Podcast Video Kids Connect. And I write them back and say there’s no cure. Thus Dirait-on, written first but placed last, becomes the voluptuous summation of the entire work.

Team Compass August 7, morten.

I get emails from people saying I love this song how do I get it out of my mind. The melody, the harmony, all come from this chord.