Sure on This Shining Night

Sure on This Shining Night

Series: Peermusic Classical Publisher: Peermusic Classical Format: Octavo SSAA Composer: Morten Lauridsen

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Now available for women's voices! “Sure on this shining night of starmade shadows round, kindness must watch for me this side the ground...” In this third movement of his song cycle Nocturnes, Morten Lauridsen's flowing music captures all of the beauty and wonder of James Agee's poem.

Inventory #HL 00159078 UPC: 888680615253 Width: 6.75" Length: 10.5" 12 pages

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Series: Peermusic Classical Publisher: Peermusic Classical Format: Softcover SATB Composer: Morten Lauridsen

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Four poems sharing a common motif of 'Night' provide the texts for my choral cycle Nocturnes, the American Choral Directors Association's commissioned work for its 2005 national convention. For Rilke's atmospheric “Sa nuit d'ete,” several melodic themes are supported by dense, colorful harmonies in both the choral and piano parts, leading to a climactic section where all are combined and stated simultaneously. Neruda's “Soneto de la Noche,” from his Cien Sonetos de Amor, speaks of an eternal love that transcends death while reaffirming life. My a cappella setting of this gorgeous poem is predominantly quiet, serene and folk-like, utilizing direct harmonies accompanying long, lyrical vocal lines. Agee's wondrous “Sure on this Shining Night” is set much like a song from the American musical theater, a genre for which I have held a life-long esteem. Rilke's poignant “Voici le soir” recalls the opening bell sounds and jazz-tinged chords of the first movement and serves as an epilogue, quietly concluding this cycle of night songs as darkness descends.

--Morten Lauridsen

Inventory #HL 00229069 UPC: 680160495924 Publisher Code: 62128-122 Width: 6.75" Length: 10.5" 12 pages

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Series: Peermusic Classical Publisher: Peermusic Classical TTBB Composer: Morten Lauridsen

This product has a minimum order quantity of five copies.

Four poems sharing a common motif of 'Night' provide the texts for my choral cycle Nocturnes, the American Choral Directors Association's commissioned work for its 2005 national convention. For Rilke's atmospheric “Sa nuit d'ete,” several melodic themes are supported by dense, colorful harmonies in both the choral and piano parts, leading to a climactic section where all are combined and stated simultaneously. Neruda's “Soneto de la Noche,” from his Cien Sonetos de Amor, speaks of an eternal love that transcends death while reaffirming life. My a cappella setting of this gorgeous poem is predominantly quiet, serene and folk-like, utilizing direct harmonies accompanying long, lyrical vocal lines. Agee's wondrous “Sure on this Shining Night” is set much like a song from the American musical theater, a genre for which I have held a life-long esteem. Rilke's poignant “Voici le soir” recalls the opening bell sounds and jazz-tinged chords of the first movement and serves as an epilogue, quietly concluding this cycle of night songs as darkness descends.

--Morten Lauridsen

Inventory #HL 00229299 UPC: 680160584420 Publisher Code: 62366-120 Width: 7.0" Length: 10.5" 12 pages

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