Morten Lauridsen: Nocturnes

Books | SATB, Piano Accompaniment

Publisher: Faber Music
Composer: Morten Lauridsen
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

Morten Lauridsen's Nocturnes addresses aspects of the common theme of 'Night' in arrangements for accompanied SATB chorus. 

His setting of Rilke's impassioned and atmosphereic Sa nuit d'ete is rich with dense, colourful harmonies, while Soneto de la noche is quiet, serene and fold-like, reflecting the eloquence with which the poet Pablo Neruda speaks of everlasting eternal love. Sure on the shining night is a lyrical, beautiful setting of James Agee's well-loved poem. Rilke is the source of the epilogue, Voici le soir, bringing the Nocturnes to a quiet end as darkness arrives.

The Choral Programme Series is a well-esatablished programming tool for many choirs as it offers a wealth of fresh material from many eras and in many styles. Also offering great value for money as each volume in the series provides up to forty minutes of music

ISBN: 9780571533824
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Published on: 01 March 2010
No of pages: 32
Language: English
Catalogue No: 0571533825

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      Scores 9.4 out of 10 based on 8 reviews
      10 out of 10


      Audlem, Cheshire GB
      The music itself is wonderful. Especially charming as it is in different languages. My choir was enthralled with it.
      Reviewer left no comment
      Confirmed purchase: 10 November 2017
      Published on: 27 November 2017
      9 out of 10


      Notts GB Librarian, choral society
      Lovely music, clearly printed and laid out.
      Outer cover is thin paper - better once laminated!
      Confirmed purchase: 07 November 2017
      Published on: 25 November 2017
      9 out of 10


      Wonderful choral writing.
      Reviewer left no comment
      Confirmed purchase: 09 January 2017
      Published on: 28 January 2017

      Musicroom Reviews

      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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