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Morten Lauridsen: Northwest Journey

Song NameComposer
Where Have the Actors GoneMorten Lauridsen
Dirait-OnMorten Lauridsen
Ubi Caritas et AmorMorten Lauridsen
A Winter ComeMorten Lauridsen
VariaionsMorten Lauridsen
MadrigaliMorten Lauridsen
Cuatro CancionesMorten Lauridsen
O Magnum MysteriumMorten Lauridsen

Morten Lauridsen has become one of America's most widely performed composers. His "O Magnum Mysterium" has been performed thousands of times since the 1994 premiere by Maestro Paul Salamunovich and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. With "Dirait-on" these two works are the all time best selling choral octavos distributed by Theodore Presser, in business since 1783! Northwest Journey features world premiere recordings of art songs, choral works and chamber music featuring superb musicians and vocalists. This musical offering spans the range of Morten's work. "Where Have the Actors Gone" gives one the sense of an allegorical ending to a relationship which might be found in a stage setting of musical theatre. From his beloved choral set, "The Songs of the Roses," comes a new arrangement of "Dirait-on" written for vocal duet. There is the unaccompanied motet, "Ubi Caritas et Amour." "A Winter Come" deftly takes the imagery of Howard Moss's verse and presents it in a marvelous variety of moods using amazing piano composition to accompany the soprano voice. Garcia Lorca's poetry is presented in the musical setting of the "Cuatro Canciones," each song based on a wider interval than the previous. And then we arrive at the finale, a new arrangement of the beautiful "O Magnum Mysterium" which presents the power of the original choral version carefully preserved in this premiere recording for solo voice. Wonderful!

Item code: 6598C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Choral | Some a cappella | Mixed | United States
Related: Modern Choral Arrangements
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