Sure On This Shining Night from Nocturnes (excerpt) Composed by Morten Lauridsen Poem by James Agee Performed by The Singers on Mid-Winter Songs . close Based on a poem by James Agee, Morten Lauridsen’s “Sure on this Shining Night” has become one of the composer’s most recognized choral works, . Morten Lauridsen’s warm, decidedly tonal compositions have earned for the American composer a secure place in the concert repertory. Born in Colfax, WA.

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Song of the Nativity. Nevertheless, it is his choral cycles upon which his reputation rests, whether stylistically florid Madrigalielegant Les shinihg de rosesor poignant and lucid Lux aeterna.

Following his graduation inLauridsen joined the faculty at U.

Sure on This Shining Night. You can also download at any time in your Digital Library. Inthe group gave the first performance of his Lux Aeterna, a non-liturgical requiem; the Master Chorale’s subsequent recording of a full-length album of the Lux and other Lauridsen pieces in earned both group and composer a Grammy nomination.

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While it has some tricky corners, it’s more accessible than some of Lauridsen’s work and the If you have any suggestions laugidsen comments on the guidelines, please email us. This is a gorgeous piece, with lush harmonies and lots lauriesen drama. Four poems sharing a common motif of ‘Night’ provide the texts for my choral cycle Nocturnesthe American Choral Directors Association’s commissioned work for its national convention.

You can also listen to your MP3 at any time in your Digital Library. To create a music list, please sign in. If the composer’s hight conservative style and skilled handling of voices have not brought him acclamation from music intellectuals, they have ensured that his works are some of the most often performed of contemporary composers. His love for nature has musically manifested itself in peacefully tranquil works, often employing spacious voicings and lyrical melodic lines.