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#524505 - 12/18/07 03:02 PM Lauridsen's songs for voice + piano
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I just bought a wonderful CD of Morten Lauridsen's songs. There are two songs, in particular, which I have been listening to the most: Dirait-on and O Magnum Mysterium.

They are both sung by a singer named Jane Thorngren, who I think has a gorgeous voice. Dirait-on is based on Rilke's poem:

Abandon entoure d'abandon,
tendresse touchant aux tendresses...
C'est ton interieur qui sans cesse
se caresse, dirait-on;

se caresse, en soi-memĂȘ,
par son propre reflet eclaire.
Ainsi tu inventes le theme
du Narcisse exauce.

Abandon surrounding abandon,
tenderness touching tenderness...
Your oneness endlessly
caresses itself, so they say;

self-caressing
through its own clear reflection.
Thus you invent the theme
of Narcissus fulfilled.


She sings this song as a duet with baritone James Drollinger and a piano accompaniment.

The last song on the CD, O Magnum Mysterium, is an arrangement of the choral work for just voice and piano. I prefer this arrangement to the original. Thorngren and her accompanist create an incredible intimacy and mood. I know she would sound amazing singing Strauss and Mahler lieder.

For those who are interested, the CD is called Northwest Journey:
http://tinyurl.com/yqcqrh

And there is a decent performance on YouTube of Dirait-on for soprano and chorus(but again, I think the simpler arrangement on the CD is the best):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeragubpHY4
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#524506 - 12/18/07 03:09 PM Re: Lauridsen's songs for voice + piano
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She was with me even in my grave
When the last of my friends turned away,
And she sang like the first storm heaven gave.
Or as if flowers were having their say.

- Anna Akhmatova, "Music"(Dedicated to Dmitri Shostakovich)

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