Morten Lauridsen — An American Mystic

“A Mystic,” that is how musicologist Nick Strimple described composer Morten Lauridsen. The 2014 movie, Shining Night,  is a window into the life of this American composer. Shining Night looks at Lauridsen’s relationship to art, nature, spirituality, and his love of poetry.  The movie takes you to a cabin on Waldron Island and reveals deep insights into the composing process of this inspirational man that brings deeper meaning to his music. A great movie to show your students.

Morton Lauridsen web site is a good resource for all things Lauridsen and for more information on the making of the movie.

Click on the link below to rent or buy Shining Night.

The Kansas required list for State Large Group contest has several great Lauridsen pieces for your choir.

 1 Choral 585 3 SATB PO Dirait-on Lauridsen  Peermusic
2 Choral 910 3 TTBB PO Dirait-on Lauridsen Peer Music
3 Choral 4148 4 SATB AC En Une Seule Fleur Lauridsen Peer
4 Choral 1076 4 SATB AC O magnum mysterium Lauridsen Peermusic
5 Choral 683 3 SATB AC O nata lux Lauridsen Peermusic
6 Choral 743 3 SATB PO Sure on this Shining Night Lauridsen peermusic

 

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O Magnum Mysterium
Composed by Morten Lauridsen (1943-). For Choral (SATB a cappella). Peermusic Classical. Softcover. Peermusic #61860-121. Published by Peermusic (HL.228817).
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Dirait-on (So they say)
(from Les Chansons des Roses SATB and Piano). Composed by Morten Lauridsen (1943-). For Choral. Peermusic Classical. Softcover. Peermusic #61846-122. Published by Peermusic (HL.228805).
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En une seule fleur (In a single flower)
(from Les Chansons des Roses). Composed by Morten Lauridsen (1943-). For Choral (SATB a cappella). Peermusic Classical. Peermusic #61842-121. Published by Peermusic (HL.228801).
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O Nata Lux
(from Lux Aeterna). Composed by Morten Lauridsen (1943-). For Choral (SATB a cappella). Peermusic Classical. Softcover. Peermusic #61908-121. Published by Peermusic (HL.228860).
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Sure on This Shining Night
(from Nocturnes SATB and Piano). Composed by Morten Lauridsen (1943-). For Choral. Peermusic Classical. Softcover. Peermusic #62128-122. Published by Peermusic (HL.229069).

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