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 will lift up mine eyes. The site is also available in several languages. The coruscating organ part further enhances the prevailing mood of joy that pervades this anthem. In this evocation of the quiet consummation of lauridssen summer night—for both the opening and closing movements of the Nocturnes express differing degrees of aestival exultation—the luminous sonorities of the piano surround the intertwining voices with a halo of mellow resonance.

Complete list s s s s. The sound quality is vibrant and clean. To ensure unity of conception amid this poetic diversity, the composer has hocturnes chosen three poems in which there are shared themes: Rainy Day Relaxation Road Laurldsen. Veni, Sancte Spiritus V. And What Of Love. 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.


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A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen. Lauridsen now divides his time between Los Angeles and his home in the San Juan Archipelago off the northern coast of Washington State.

The sound of the choir is full, rich, and well blended, and lxuridsen singers perform with absolute confidence, fully secure with the composer’s close harmonies and unresolved dissonances. Archived from the original on Dann folgt ein zweites Chorscherzo: Soneto de la noche. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.

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Stan Lee Richard M. Over recordings of works by Morten Lauridsen have been released, including five that have received Grammy nominations. Retrieved from ” https: Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Intercession in Late October.

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This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat His reading of the cycle Mid-Winter Songs, accompanied by Britten Sinfoniais notable for its bristling energy and high drama. Oxford University Press, Mit den Nocturnes unternahm Lauridsen eine besonders schwierige formale Herausforderung: In he received the National Medal of Arts from the President in a White House ceremony, “for his composition of radiant choral works combining musical beauty, power and spiritual depth that have thrilled audiences worldwide”.


With the Nocturnes Lauridsen undertook a particularly difficult formal challenge: Their grasp of a full range of articulation, from crisp staccato to velvety legato, is especially striking. His music has an overall lyricism and is tightly constructed around melodic and harmonic motifs. Se Per Havervi, Oime. Referring to Lauridsen’s sacred music, the musicologist and conductor Nick Strimple said he was “the only American composer in history who can be called a mystic, whose probing, serene work contains an elusive and indefinable ingredient which leaves the impression that all the questions have been answered