Dirait-On

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 especia lly charming, filled with gorgeous lyricism, deftly crafted and elegant in the ir imagery. These exquisite poems are primarily light, joyous and playful, and the musical settings are designed to enhance these characteristics and captur e the delicate beauty and sensuousness of the poetry. Distinct melodic and har monic materials recur throughout the cycle, especially between Rilke's poignan t Contre qui, rose (set as a wistful nocturne) and his moving La rose compl├Ęte . The final piece, Dirait-on, is composed as a tuneful chanson populaire, or f olksong, that weaves together two melodic ideas first heard in fragmentary for m in preceding movem
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