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LAURIDSEN, M.: Choral Works (Elora Festival Singers, N. Edison)


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LAURIDSEN, M.: Choral Works (Elora Festival Singers, N. Edison)

Morten Lauridsen is America’s preeminent composer of choral music. Characterized by long, arching and highly expressive lines, his works are enjoyed by performers and audiences worldwide. O nata lux, perhaps Lauridsen’s most popular work, is a serene evocation of heavenly light, while the searingly intense and technically demanding Madrigali inhabit a more feverish and earthy realm. The refined Les Chansons des Roses employ a design reminiscent of the formal gardens, filled with roses, found in the grounds of the great French châteaux. The unforgettable final movement is the now-famous Dirait-on. The Mid-Winter Songs for chorus and piano are a stunning example of compositional virtuosity. O magnum mysterium, for a cappella chorus, is a setting of a Christmas text that has inspired composers from Victoria to Poulenc.

Lauridsen, Morten

  Lux Aeterna: O nata lux
1.   Lux Aeterna: O nata lux 00:05:03
  Madrigali (Madrigals)
2.   No. 1. Ov'e, lass', il bel viso 00:03:07
3.   No. 2. Quando son più lontan 00:05:37
4.   No. 3. Amor, lo sento l'alma 00:02:03
5.   No. 4. Io piango, che 'l dolore 00:03:20
6.   No. 5. Luci serene e chiare 00:03:14
7.   No. 6. Se per havervi, oime, donato il core 00:04:18

Lauridsen, Morten
Rilke, Rainer Maria, lyricist(s)

  Les Chansons des Roses
8.   No. 1. En une seule fleur 00:02:57
9.   No. 2. Contre qui, rose 00:02:46
10.   No. 3. De ton reve trop plein 00:02:09
11.   No. 4. La Rose Complete. No. 5. Dirait - on 00:09:04

Lauridsen, Morten
Graves, Robert, lyricist(s)

  Mid-Winter Songs
12.   No. 1. Lament for Pasiphae 00:05:19
13.   No. 2. Like snow 00:01:37
14.   No. 3. She tells her love while half asleep 00:04:26
15.   No. 4. Mid - winter waking 00:01:52
16.   No. 5. Intercession in late October 00:05:44

Lauridsen, Morten

  O magnum mysterium
17.   O magnum mysterium 00:05:52

Total Playing Time: 01:08:28

Lauridsen, Morten

Graves, Robert; Rilke, Rainer Maria

Edison, Noel

Elora Singers, The

De'Ath, Leslie

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular

Catalogue No: 8.559304

Barcode: 636943930427

Physical Release: 08/2007

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