Lyrics for Les Chansons des Roses: V. Dirait-on by Morten Lauridsen. Dirait-on Abandon entouré d’abandon, tendresse touchant aux. The final piece, “Dirait-on,” is composed as a tuneful chanson populaire, or folksong, that weaves together two melodic ideas first heard in fragmentary form in. Check out Les Chansons Des Roses: V. Dirait-On (Morten Lauridsen, piano) by The Singers – Minnesota Choral Artists on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or.

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His musical approaches are very diverse, ranging from direct to abstract in response to various characteristics subject matter, language, style, structure, historical era, etc. It is easily memorable. His music has an overall lyricism and is tightly constructed around melodic and harmonic motifs. Home Podcast Video Kids Connect. Here it comes the last time. Morten Lauridsen on Waldron Island in And this is a chord that’s very much a favorite of theirs.

His Latin sacred settings, such as the Lux Aeterna and motets, often reference Gregorian chant plus Medieval and Renaissance procedures while blending them within a freshly contemporary sound while other works such as the Madrigali and Cuatro Canciones are highly chromatic or atonal. It must be able to pass down from generation to generation vocally and catchy as well. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lauridsen worked as a Forest Service firefighter and lookout on an isolated tower near Mt.

And that’s how dare I told him about. And yet it retained its simplicity and charm as a simple little song.

Morten Lauridsen – how he wrote “Dirait-on”

The same chord, just changed a little bit an inversion. Laurjdsen get emails from people saying I love this song how do I get it out of my mind.


The documentary film Shining Night: And I write them back and say there’s no cure. What are the elements of a folk song? Sure on this Shining Night James Agee. It must be easily sung. And this is through learning and technique and an understanding of history and of craft.

And through the composition process each one of those two parts is treated in Canon and imitation with itself so someone goes 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 O Nata Lux IV.

Oxford University Press, Veni, Sancte Spiritus V. I designed this piece in the style of a French folk song.

Then it’s treated with what I hope is sort of elegant understatement. Soneto de la Noche Pablo Neruda.

I decided that the piece would be accompanied by something that would sound like a guitar. O Magnum Mysterium [9]. Something else is in the base, and then I went ahead and derived the melody virait those four notes from this chord. I always designed as a piece that had never been composed, always been there.

Morten Lauridsen

Views Read Edit View history. Every one of those chords will be explored, all the facets of that particular passage will be explored compositionally. And someone else goes The Racing Waterfall IV. This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat A Winter Come on poems by Howard Moss.

And while that’s going on – a tenor will be singing a counter melody, a separate melody but made out of that laudidsen material. A National Medal of Arts recipient[1] he was composer-in-residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale — [2] and has been a professor of composition at the University omrten Southern California Thornton School of Music mortfn more than 40 years.


It’s got two parts. Panel says you know I’m going to play the first theme along with that It has to be simple.

Composers on Composing for Choir Graphite Publishing. Morten Johannes Lauridsen born February 27, is an American composer. In he received the National Medal morteh 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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Morten Lauridsen – how he wrote “Dirait-on” — Classical Chops

And there you go, that’s just the form number one. 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. And for dirwit 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.

Retrieved from ” https: And so I took that chord and made it into this kind of passage for a guitar. 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. The melody, the harmony, all come from this chord. Complete list s s s s.