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Polyphony: Lauridsen - Noctunes

Song NameComposer
Mid-Winter SongsMorten Lauridsen
Les Chansons des RosesMorten Lauridsen
I Will Lift up Mine EyesMorten Lauridsen
O Come, Let us Sing unto the LordMorten Lauridsen
Ave, Dulcissima MariaMorten Lauridsen

Directed by Stephen Layton

As their recording of Eric Whitacre had a chart-topping run on both sides of the Atlantic, Stephen Layton and Polyphony returned to the studio and put down a second disc devoted to the choral music of Whitacre's compatriot Morten Lauridsen. The popular cycles Mid-Winter Songs and Les chansons des roses (the final number of which, "Dirait-on," caused something of a publishing sensation on its first appearance) are joined by four premiere recordings: two early Psalm settings, and two new works written during the preparations for this recording. Performances from Layton and musicians are every bit as polished as we have come to expect. Polyphony is joined by the Britten Sinfonia for the Mid-Winter Songs, Andrew Lucas for the organ-accompanied Psalm and the composer himself on finger cymbals for Ave, dulcissima Maria. This new disc is certainly a worthy successor to the same forces' GRAMMY nominated Lux aeterna.

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Item code: 8549C | 1 CD | $18.95 |add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Mixed | England
67580

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