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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Skip to main content. Lauridsen Nocturnes Mid-Winter Songs.

From a choir as good as Polyphony and wow, is it good in this piece! Oxford University Press, Complex chord structures and elaborate canonic procedures noctunres O come, let us sing unto the Lord a sense of inexorable forward momentum.

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British chamber choir Polyphony has recorded a collection of music by Morten Lauridsen that includes not only his gorgeous but ubiquitous cycle Les chansons des roses, but two less familiar cycles, Mid-Winter Songs, and Nocturnes, and several shorter pieces.

Veni, Sancte Spiritus V. She tells her love while half asleep. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The composer’s craftsmanship lauridseen leads to an amazing balance between the contemporary and the timeless. Aside from poems written in his native tongue of German, Rilke created a substantial body of French verse. Die klaren und strengen Linien von I will lift up mine eyes, eine a-cappella-Vertonung des Thus the Nocturnes conclude with a pantheistic benediction, brimful with deep emotion, which serves as a fitting conclusion to this midsummer pilgrimage.


Morten Lauridsen is very much the brightest star in the firmament of the American choral scene. Introspection Late Night Partying. Release Date January 2, Certainly, with their gorgeous performance of Lux aeternasettings of five sacred texts, that’s a pretty safe assumption.

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Drinking Hanging Out In Love. 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.

Intercession in Late October. And What Of Love. Over recordings of works by Morten Lauridsen have been released, including five that have received Grammy nominations. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. 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”.

Lauridsen Nocturnes

Anyone noctures is interested in the best of choral music of our time will treasure this disc’ Audiophile Audition, USA. Mid-Winter Songs [9] on poems by Robert Graves.


His reading laurixsen the cycle Mid-Winter Songs, accompanied by Britten Sinfoniais notable for its bristling energy and high drama. 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. Lauridsen meditates on a poem for an extended period before making his initial musical sketches, over which he takes enormous care.

Morten Lauridsen accompanies at the piano on several works. Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from lauridxen past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database.

Mit den Nocturnes unternahm Lauridsen eine besonders schwierige formale Herausforderung: Their grasp of a full range of articulation, from crisp staccato to velvety legato, is especially striking. Sure on this Shining Night James Agee.

O Nata Lux IV.