Program Notes It was a natural thing for me to blend poetry and the human voice, which is the most wonderful and personal of all musical instruments. Clouds of gray loom in the skies, and deft rays of sunlight filter through the trees and touch on water with an ever-changing chiaroscuro effect. Walking here with poetry in his mind and music in his heart, Lauridsen finds inspiration for his compositions, luminous with inner radiance. Lauridsen composed the requiem Lux Aeterna in , the year his mother died.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. None are quite as exquisitely nuanced or sung with such glowing vocal sheen as this. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Se Per Havervi, Oime. Lauridsen now divides his time between Los Angeles and his home in the San Juan Archipelago off the northern coast magnjm Washington State.
July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Views Read Edit View history. Armonico ConsortChristopher Monks conductor. His music has an overall lyricism and is tightly constructed around melodic and harmonic motifs. They must be one of the finest choirs in England.
Archived from the original on O magnum mysterium is a responsorial chant from the Matins of Christmas. Sure on this Shining Night James Agee. Luci Serene e Chiare VI. O Nata Lux IV. Morten Lauridsen — Wikipedia A must-have for choral-aficionados.
This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat Morten Lauridsen accompanies at the piano on several works. His musical approaches are very diverse, ranging from direct to abstract in response to various characteristics subject matter, language, style, structure, historical era, etc. Other recordings available for download. The Racing Waterfall IV. Mid-Winter Songs  on poems by Robert Graves. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
The documentary film Shining Night: In the apocryphal Gospel of Pseudo-Matthewboth animals mysteriu, specifically named. And What Of Love. Wikimedia Commons has media related to O magnum mysterium. Morten Lauridsen PolyphonyStephen Layton conductor.
Morten Johannes Lauridsen born February 27, is an American composer. The image continued to spread from the 13th century onwards when it was included in the Golden Legend. National Medal of Arts recipients s. It became the most popular symbol for the mystery of the self-abasement of God in his Incarnation. The image of the oxen and donkey next to the crib is found in Isaiah Isa. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lauridsen worked as a Forest Service firefighter and lookout on an isolated tower near Mt.
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