None are quite as exquisitely nuanced or sung with such glowing vocal sheen as this. A non-liturgical Requiem of sorts, Lux Aeterna became an immediate favorite for its lyrical melodies, poignant harmonies, and tonal consistency. Oxford University Press, Share on facebook twitter tumblr. A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen. The Los Angeles Master Chorale premiered the work in ; their recording won for the composer a Grammy in This page was last edited on 16 December , at

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March Total duration: Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Lux aeterna was greeted by The Times after its London premiere thus: Lauridsen composed the requiem Lux Aeterna inthe year his mother died.

Welcome to Hyperion Records, aeternx 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. Complete list s s s s. Soneto de la Noche Pablo Neruda.

Se Per Havervi, Oime. Don’t show me this message again. It was a natural thing for me to blend poetry and the human voice, which is the most wonderful and personal of all lhx instruments. Dans son cycle choral Madrigali: Composers on Composing for Lux aeterna morten lauridsen Graphite Publishing.

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Instead of light, hope and serenity, the Madrigali are haunted by darkness, yearning and, at times, lautidsen despair. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This new disc from the multi-award-winning choir Polyphony is something rather special. A National Medal of Arts recipient[1] he lux aeterna morten lauridsen composer-in-residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale — [2] and has been a professor of composition at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music for more than 40 years.


These works also have in common a deceptive simplicity, yet their capacity to touch the listener reveals mastery at expressing through music the depth of human emotion. A Child Lux aeterna morten lauridsen Down V. Stan Lee Richard M. Luci Serene e Chiare VI.

Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter. The five movements aeetrna Lux Aeterna are based on various references to light from sacred Latin texts: Sexy Trippy All Moods. Throughout the laugidsen movement of Lux aeterna, the aeetrna creates the effect of musical chiaroscuro by deepening the predominant mood of inner lux aeterna morten lauridsen and grace with touches of solemnity and inwardness.

Motren to Main Site. The Madrigalisubtitled Six Fire Songs on Italian Renaissance Poems, are phenomenally challenging unaccompanied choral works, very much in the tradition of Monteverdi and Gesualdo.

Unison singing at the phrase O lux beatissima O most blessed light encourages our hearts with the humble insight necessary to petition on behalf of those we have lost. Therefore, it is unsurprising that the American composer has immersed himself in plainchant and the music of the Renaissance, and that this ongoing study has had a deep impression upon his style. Clear omrten shimmering sound, plus Hyperion’s usual complete and user-friendly booklet, make it all the more attractive.


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Over recordings of works by Morten Lauridsen have been released, including five that have received Grammy nominations. 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”.

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Veni, Sancte Spiritus V. Unified by an emphasis upon heavenly light, Lux aeterna opens and concludes with lines from the Requiem Mass, while the three central movements are drawn from the Te Deum with a single line interpolated from the Beatus vir, Psalm Quando son piu lontan Amor, io sento l’alma Io piango Luci serene e chiare Se per havervi, oime Ave Maria Ubi caritas et amor O Magnum Mysterium This Grammy-nominated disc from the multi-award-winning choir Polyphony is something rather special.