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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Morten Lauridsen – how he wrote “Dirait-on”

Now it’s time for a fresh note in melody writing. Every one of those chords will be explored, all the facets of that particular passage will be explored compositionally. 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.

Yet for all its musical intricacy, the work has a direct and powerful emotional impact—not the impact of a diirait-on, but of an intimate whisper that cuts right through you.

It’s got two parts. I decided that the piece would be accompanied by something that would sound like a guitar. And I write them back and say there’s no cure. In Dirait-on Lauridsen magically evokes the wistfulness of the chansons populaires immortalized by Edith Piaf.

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He is a perfectionist who commands an outstanding technique, and is able to create elegantly-finished works of art that radiate with the glow of what is truly right and inevitable.

What are the elements of a folk song? 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. 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.


Morten Lauridsen – how he wrote “Dirait-on” — Classical Chops

Because one of the characteristics of any folk song is its simplicity. 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 someone else goes Stephen Layton marshals his choral and orchestral forces to telling effect and both singers and players display that austere discipline which is so vital to produce a blended and cohesive sound and do justice to Lauridsen’s harmonic language.

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In seinem einsichtsvollen Band Reading Lauridssen Reflections on the Problems of Translation, William H. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

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And then I took the idea of Dirait-on so they say as a little repeated repeated refrain.

The same chord, just changed a little bit an inversion. January Total duration: It was designed to go into your mind and never leave. And later on in the piece where the choir sings For choral—and especially Lauridsen—fans, neglecting this disc is not an option’ Classics Today.


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How do I give it the flavor of the nationality, of the language it’s in? And for that I wanted to use a chord that was very French, and I went to the music of Ravel and Debussy for a single sonority from which to gather my materials for a melody and for the harmony and for the overall piece. Les chanson des roses is a polyphonic delight that strategically delays the entry of the piano until the very end.

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 And that’s how dare I told him about.

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Lauridsen brilliantly emphasizes the cumulative quality of Dirait-on—which is filled with elaborate polyphony that flows by as naturally as a stream—by reserving the entry of the piano for dirakt-on luminous finale.

And this is a chord that’s very much a favorite of theirs. In his perceptive volume Reading Rilke: And yet it retained its simplicity and charm as a simple little song. Something else is in the base, and then I went ahead and derived the melody from those four notes from this chord.

I always designed as a piece that had never been composed, always been there.