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Polyphony: Lauridsen - Lux Aeterna

Song NameComposer
Lux AeternaMorten Lauridsen
Madrigali: Six "Fire Songs"Morten Lauridsen
Ave MariaMorten Lauridsen
Ubi Caritas et AmorMorten Lauridsen
O Magnum MysteriumMorten Lauridsen

Directed by Stephen Layton

Stephen Layton directs his 21-mixed-voice Polyphony, which he founded in 1986 at King's College, Cambridge, in some of Morten Lauridsen's most beloved works, accompanied by the Britten Sinfonia. The 5 movements of title tune are first, and is as lovely (accompanied, of course) as we have ever heard it. "Madrigali: Six Fire Songs on Italian Renaissance Poems" follow, exuberant, spirited a cappella pieces. The recording concludes with Lauridsen's beautiful a cappella "Ave Maria," haunting, chantlike "Ubi caritas et amor" and the classic "O magnum mysterium." Lauridsen is pictured in the extensive liner notes giving his personal direction to the making of this very fine CD. The best of Lauridsen from talented Polyphony, directed by Layton, and with a wonderful Pre-Raphaelite painting of an angel on the cover-who could ask for more?

Item code: 7786C | 1 CD | $16.98 |add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | England
67449

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