Sure on This Shining Night from Nocturnes

SATB and Piano
Peermusic Classical Softcover

Sure on This Shining Night from Nocturnes

SATB and Piano
Peermusic Classical Softcover

  • Peermusic Classical
  • Peermusic Classical
  • Octavo
  • SSAA
  • Morten Lauridsen

This product has a minimum order quantity of five copies.

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.

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  • #HL 00159078
  • 888680615253
  • 6.75"
  • 10.5"
  • 12 Pages

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  • Peermusic Classical
  • Peermusic Classical
  • Softcover
  • SATB
  • 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

Product Details

  • #HL 00229069
  • 680160495924
  • 62128-122
  • 6.75"
  • 10.5"
  • 12 Pages

Prices and availability subject to change without notice.

  • Peermusic Classical
  • Peermusic Classical
  • TTBB
  • 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

Product Details

  • #HL 00229299
  • 680160584420
  • 62366-120
  • 6.75"
  • 10.5"
  • 12 Pages

Prices and availability subject to change without notice.

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