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Stanton’s Sheet Music is pleased to announce our 22nd annual Excellence in Choral Literature Clinic on Saturday August… read more

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Happy Birthday, Sergei Prokofiev!

This collection of piano sheet music by Sergei Prokofiev includes  Sarcasms, Visions Fugitives, and other short works… read more

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For all the muggles out there, this off Broadway hit is in Columbus just at the...

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Title: Dirait-On


Voicing/Format: SATB
Publisher: Peer Southern
Composer: Lauridsen, Morten
Catalog #: 00228805
Description: 61846-122 Price: $1.90

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In addition to his vast output of German poetry, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) composed nearly 400 poems in French. His poems on roses struck me as especially charming, filled with gorgeous lyricism, deftly crafted and elegant in their imagery. These exquisite poems are primarily light, joyous and playful, and the musical settings are designed to enhance these characteristics and capture the delicate beauty and sensuousness of the poetry. Distinct melodic and harmonic materials recur throughout the cycle, especially between Rilke's poignant “Contre qui, rose” (set as a wistful nocturne) and his moving “La rose complète.” The final piece, “Dirait-on,” is composed as a tuneful chanson populaire, or folksong, that weaves together two melodic ideas first heard in fragmentary form in preceding movements.--Morten Lauridsen
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