Morten Lauridsen: Nocturnes

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Catalogue No: 0571533825
Composer: Morten Lauridsen
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work
Nocturnes addresses aspects of the common theme of 'Night'. Morten Lauridsen's setting of Rilke's impassioned and atmospheric Sa Nuit D'été is rich with dense, colourful harmonies, while Soneto De La Noche is quiet, serene and folk-like, reflecting the eloquence with which the poet, Pablo Neruda, speaks of everlasting, eternal love. Sure On This Shining Night is a lyrical, beautiful setting of James Agee's well known love poem. We return to Rilke in the epilogue, Voici Le Soir, bringing the Nocturnes to a quiet end as darkness arrives.

A Piano accompaniment is included where required.
ISBN: 9780571533824
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Published on: 01 March 2010
No of pages: 32
Language: English
Publisher: Faber Music
 
     

      Morten Lauridsen: Nocturnes reviews verified by reevooReevoo

      Quality of content
      9.3
      Value for money
      8.5
      Overall rating
      9.3
      Scores 9.3 out of 10 based on 6 reviews
      9 out of 10

      David

      GB
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      Wonderful choral writing.
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      Confirmed purchase: 09 January 2017
      Published on: 28 January 2017
      10 out of 10

      Jennifer

      Audlem, Cheshire GB Teacher and Musical Director
      +
      Beautiful music. Can be used as a whole work, or each piece chosen and used separately.
      Reviewer left no comment
      Confirmed purchase: 21 September 2016
      Published on: 07 October 2016

      Musicroom Reviews

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      5
      This is a lovely collection of Nocturnes. All, with the exception of "Sure On This Shining Night" could be classified as falling in to the more "Contemporary" genre, and would require Choirs of a high degree of musicality to perform them effectively. "Sure On This Shining Night" is by far my favourite piece in this collection. It has a beautiful Piano Accompaniment and the four part Harmonies are so simple but effective. The quiet ending just works perfectly. It is a pity that this piece is not available for purchase individually.
      Anonymous - (Londonderry, United Kingdom)

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