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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Strands of complex counterpoint, including a multiplicity of canons and double canons, are interlaced to create the sonorous equivalent of supernal light.

Lux aeterna, for chorus & orchestra

Lauridsen uses the beginning and ending of the traditional Requiem Mass to open and close Lux Aeterna. Following the introduction, the chorus enters, a cappella, closely spaced and hushed. Here’s a three- perhaps four-work wonder! Lauridsen continues to lauridsej musical elements, juxtaposing the a cappella chorus with the orchestra, or pairing men’s voices against women’s. The five-movement work for chorus and orchestra is organized around several Latin texts addressing the idea of light.

Purchase a Laurirsen Score. Lauridsen now divides his time between Los Angeles and his home in the San Juan Archipelago off the northern coast of Washington State. Views Read Edit View history.

Morten Lauridsen | Lux Aeterna

As the composer has testified: She also taught him to play the piano. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Last updated July 09, This pairing serves as a bridge that brings together all who share the experience of grief.

Mid-Winter Songs [9] on poems by Robert Graves. Last updated October 18, Composers on Composing for Choir Graphite Publishing. Wie der Komponist selbst aussagte: Morten Lauridsen accompanies at the piano on several works.


The Los Angeles Master Chorale premiered the work in ; their recording won for the composer a Grammy in Lauridsen had pondered the creation of his Lux aeterna for chorus and orchestra for an extended period before the work began to crystallize in In the second section of the score, In te, Domine, speravi, the solemn chorale Herzliebster Jesu from the Nuremberg Songbook of is introduced as a cantus firmus that underpins the musical discourse as it flows above.

Enter your search terms. Bach – B Minor Mass. Alto 1 Alto 2 Tenor 1. Veni, Sancte Spiritus V. Their motive, drawn from the second work in Lauridsen ‘s cycle Les chansons des roses Songs of Rosesrecurs throughout the work in various incarnations.

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. His Latin sacred settings, such as the Lux Aeterna and motets, often reference Gregorian chant plus Medieval and Renaissance procedures while blending them within a freshly contemporary sound while other works such as the Madrigali and Cuatro Canciones are highly chromatic or atonal.

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In seinem Chor-Zyklus Madrigali: Lauridsen unifies Lux aeterna in part through a single recurring chord — comprising a D major triad with an added note, E — that becomes a harmonic symbol of the luminous.

Morten Lauridsen | Lux Aeterna – San Francisco Choral Society

November 15, 2,th Hit: Bass 1 Bass 2. Therefore, it is unsurprising that the American composer has immersed himself in plainchant and lauriddsen music of the Renaissance, and that this ongoing study has had a deep impression upon his style. A Winter Come on poems by Howard Moss.


Throughout the opening movement of Lux aeterna, the composer creates the effect of musical chiaroscuro by deepening the predominant mood of inner poise and grace with touches of solemnity and inwardness.

Scores and aetenra are available for purchase through numerous links throughout the website. His music has an overall lyricism and is tightly constructed around melodic and harmonic motifs.

Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Advertising banners and popups will appear when you visit it. Instead of light, hope and serenity, the Madrigali are haunted by darkness, yearning and, at times, profound despair. The use of these MIDI tracks does not violate copyright laws.

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Dans son cycle choral Madrigali: Perhaps this embracing effect is a reason that Lux Aeterna is widely known to bring listeners aeherna tears. In te, Domine, Speravi. Written especially for the distinguished conductor Paul Salamunovich and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Lux aeterna enjoyed a highly successful premiere on 13 Apriland has subsequently been performed by countless choral ensembles.

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.

A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen.