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Morten Lauridsen
1943 -
United States of America, WA
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M. Lauridsen
Morten Lauridsen (27/02/1943), an American composer with Swedish roots, from Colfax, Whitman, Washington. He grew up as the son of Swedish immigrants in Portland, Oregon. He attended Whitman College and the University of Southern California, where he studied advanced composition. A long-time professor and Chair of the Department of Composition at USC, he has been Composer in Residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale since 1994.
Lux aeterna
Period:Modernism
Composed in:1997
Musical form:free
Text/libretto:Latin
Duration:26'33''
In memory of:/ dedicated to Los Angeles Master Chorale and its conductor Paul Salamunovich
Label(s):RCM 19705
Bayer Records BR 100 305 CD
Hyperion SACDA 67449
Lux aeterna is considered as one of the most successful choral works written in the last part of the 20th century. His five-movement work Lux aeterna (1997) for chorus and orchestra, has become quite popular in the United States, with numerous performances, recordings and radio broadcasts.
It contains:
- Introitus 6'36''
- In te, Domine, speravi 4'13''
- O Nata Lux 3'39''
- Veni, Sancte Spiritus 2'20''
- Agnus Dei - Lux eterna 9'33''
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P. Salamunovich
(dedicatee)