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Morten Lauridsen: Soneto de la Noche


    
Voicing:      SATB
Format:      Sheet Music
Accompaniment:      A Cappella
Arranger:      Morten Lauridsen
Music Category:      
Dimensions:      10.50 X 6.75, 14 pages
Item Code:      00229070

Four poems sharing a common motif of 'Night' provide the texts for my choral cycle Nocturnes, the American Choral Directors Association's commissioned work for its 2005 national convention. For Rilke's atmospheric "Sa nuit d'ete," several melodic themes are supported by dense, colorful harmonies in both the choral and piano parts, leading to a climactic section where all are combined and stated simultaneously. Neruda's "Soneto de la Noche," from his Cien Sonetos de Amor, speaks of an eternal love that transcends death while reaffirming life. My a cappella setting of this gorgeous poem is predominantly quiet, serene and folk-like, utilizing direct harmonies accompanying long, lyrical vocal lines. Agee's wondrous "Sure on this Shining Night" is set much like a song from the American musical theater, a genre for which I have held a life-long esteem. Rilke's poignant "Voici le soir" recalls the opening bell sounds and jazz-tinged chords of the first movement and serves as an epilogue, quie

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Morten Lauridsen : A Cappella Choral Compositions : SATB : Sheet Music

Morten Lauridsen : A Cappella Choral Compositions

This collection of Lauridensen's aural artisanship contains hits such as "O Nata Lux," a serene a cappella motet celebrating the Redeemer, "Ubi Caritas Et Amor," a motet composed "in celebration and gratitude for the glorious and enduring service to God," as well as a setting of "Ave Maria" specially composed as a seventieth birthday gift to Maestro Salamunovich.

Songlist: O Nata Lux, Ave Maria, Ubi Caritas et Amor, Soneto de la Noche

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Voicing: SATB | 9231b | Sheet Music | $7.95 | A Cappella
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