The final piece, “Dirait-on,” is composed as a tuneful chanson populaire, or folksong, Dirait-on. Peermusic Classical – Morten Lauridsen – SSAA · Sure on This. Morten Lauridsen (b). author of text .. In Dirait-on Lauridsen magically evokes the wistfulness of the chansons populaires immortalized by Edith Piaf. Dirait-on. By Morten Lauridsen, Jeremy Huw Williams, Paula Fan. • 1 song Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium / Lux Aeterna / Madrigali / Les Chansons.

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This particular chord which is simply a major tried with an added second, went on to provide all the material I needed for the composition of Dirait-on.

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Like the German poet, the American composer has tapped a profound source of inspiration by contemplating the evanescent beauty of a rose. The site is also available in several languages. And I do it again, except to make it more interesting I offset it by one beat. January Total duration: And this is diraiit-on learning and technique and an understanding of history and of craft.

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In seinem einsichtsvollen Band Reading Rilke: I get emails from people saying I love this llauridsen how do I get it out of my laudidsen.

And yet it retained its simplicity and charm as a simple little song. Panel says you know I’m going to play the first theme along with that In Dirait-on Lauridsen magically evokes the wistfulness of the chansons populaires immortalized by Edith Piaf.


I chose Revell and WC because we’re talking about early 20th century French music and this is when this French poem was written, in Aside from poems written in his native tongue of German, Rilke created a substantial body of French verse.

The same chord, just changed a little bit an inversion. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

It’s got two parts. But this is where you, for a composer you focus on your idea: Every one of those chords will be explored, all the facets of that particular passage will be explored compositionally.

The Polyphony performances make it clear why Lauridsen is today’s preeminent choral composer; you’ll hear every nuance of voicing and harmony, enveloped by a choral sound that is shaped by a masterly hand, with quicksilver changes and contrasts.

And that’s how dare I told him about.

How do I tie the poem into history? Unlike the extroverted intensity that characterizes the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are so intimate as to suggest an introspective self-communing. And this is a chord that’s very much a favorite of theirs. It must be able to pass down from generation to generation vocally and catchy as well.


The composer’s craftsmanship further leads to an amazing balance between the contemporary and the timeless.

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It must be easily sung. 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.

Well I think it’d be helpful to perhaps demonstrate on how are pieces put together by using Dirait-on, because it’s become such a well-known piece. Home Podcast Video Kids Connect.

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Just as with the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are cast as an arch form. Something else is in the base, and lauridsej I went ahead and derived lsuridsen melody from those four notes from this chord.

And so I took that chord and made it into this kind of passage for a guitar. It was designed to go into your mind and never leave. Now I repeat it but make it fresh with a new harmony, and change that last note around a little bit.