(1943 - )
Music by Morten Lauridsen occupies a permanent place in the standard vocal repertoire of the Twentieth-Century. His seven major vocal cycles--Les Chansons des Roses (Rilke), Mid-Winter Songs (Graves), Cuatro Canciones (Lorca), A Winter Come (Moss), Madrigali: Six “Firesongs” on Renaissance Italian Poems, Nocturnes (Rilke, Neruda and Agee) and Lux Aeterna--and his series of sacred a cappella motets (O Magnum Mysterium, Ave Maria, O Nata Lux and Ubi Caritas et Amor) are featured regularly in concert by distinguished ensembles throughout the world. O Magnum Mysterium, O Nata Lux (from Lux Aeterna) and Dirait-on (from Les Chansons des Roses) have become the all-time best selling choral octavos distributed by Theodore Presser, in business since 1783.
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News & Reviews
Faber Music Ltd is delighted to wish Morten Lauridsen a very Happy 75th Birthday! Read more
A rare occasion presents itself in March 2013 when legendary US composer, Morten Lauridsen, is present (and accompanies) a "Come & Sing" day of his choral music in London, part of his 70th birthday celebrations. The day also includes the London premiere of the new documentary film about the composer. Read more