Lauridsen: ‘Soneto de la Noche’ A setting of Pablo Neruda’s 89th Sonnet performed by the University of Southern California Chamber Singers, conducted by. composition details, parts / movement information and albums that contain performances of Soneto de la Noche, for chorus on AllMusic. Morten Lauridsen . Soneto de la Noche from Nocturnes (excerpt) Composed by Morten Lauridsen Poem by Pablo Neruda Performed by The Singers on Mid-Winter Songs. I am so .

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Neruda ‘s sonnet speaks in the voice of a lover who envisions intimacy even at the moment of death: I want all that I love to keep on living, and you whom I loved and sang above all things To keep flowering into full bloom.

The outer movements embody the more obvious enticements of a nocturnal touching of body on lover’s body: His music is distinctive, mystical, recognizable.

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I want you to live while I wait for you, asleep, I want your ears to stiil hear the wind, I want you to smell the scent of the sea we both loved, and to continue walking on the sand we walked on. Though several of his most often-performed pieces are single a cappella l, composer Morten Lauridsen tends to specialize in choral cycles. Lauridsen treats the first two quatrains of his text in similar fashion, harmonically rich but tonally grounded with only brief flights of internal melodic escape from the predominant homophony.


The nocturnal intimacy here at the center of Lauridsen ‘s sonet may be as passionate as that of the framing movements, and perhaps even more profound, signaled by the choice for Soneto de la Noche to compose without the piano accompaniment. A Company of Voices – Conspirare in Concert. How the night would become translucent, taking it for a late star, which, from the first moments of the world, was forever lost, and which begins its course with its blonde light, trying to reach out toward its first night, its night, its summer night.

Born in Colfax, Woneto. The late year lies down the north All is healed, all is health. I want the light and the wheat of your beloved hands to pass their freshness over me one more time I want to feel the gentleness that changed my destiny. Introspection Late Night Partying. A sudden harmonic shift brings sonic brightness to his vision of her continuing presence, loving the world, and proving the reason for his song.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. As a surprising counterpart to these deeply erotic settings, Lauridsen chose to craft his middle movement of the Nocturnes around the 89th sonnet from Pablo Neruda ‘s “Cien Sonetos de Amor,” a piece of poetry in which the touching of the lovers is envisioned after a death.

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Soneto de la Noche, for chorus

Lauridsen closes the song with a noxhe to the opening text and opening harmonies, in a somewhat more distant musical guise; single voice parts now intone some of the words of the lover’s hope, which before had been sung in confident choral homophony.


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Brock Memorial Commission for the national convention of the American Choral Directors Association was awarded to Lauridsenand he responded with a cycle of three choral pieces 3 Nocturnes dealing with the deep and sensual evocation of lovers in the evening, each highlighting different aspects of how they love each other in nocturnal touching.

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The Raymond W. When I die, I want your hands upon my eyes: On the line “I want all that I love to keep on living,” Lauridsen asks for a faster tempo and a somewhat brighter harmony, sonneto the first three lines with a soli flowering in the soprano voices as he imagines his love continuing to flourish.

Sure on this shining night Of starmade shadows round, Kindness must watch for me This side the ground. High summer holds the earth. Jazz Latin New Age. Cuando yo muero quiero tus manos en mis ojos: Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. He divides his time between southern Laurirsen and the Pacific Northwest, where he maintains a cabin on one of the remote San Juan Islands off the Washington coast.