About Morten Lauridsen, a National Medal of Arts recipient and the most frequently performed American choral composer in modern history.
Born: February 27, 1943 (age 75), Colfax, Washington
Morten Johannes Lauridsen (born February 27, 1943) is an American composer. A National Medal of Arts recipient (2007), he was composer-in-residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (1994–2001) and has been a professor of composition at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music for more than 40 years.
Dec 25, 2009 · Probably the best and most moving piece of music I have ever heard. I was lucky enough to be able to watch this on “Carols from Kings” on Christmas Eve 2009
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Biography. Recipient, 2007 National Medal of Arts and the 2016 ASCAP Foundation Life In Music Award. The music of Morten Johannes Lauridsen, composer-in-residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale from 1995–2001 and professor of composition at the USC Thornton School of Music for more than fifty years, occupies a permanent place in the standard vocal repertoire of the 21st century.
Morten Lauridsen, Soundtrack: Angels & Demons. Morten Lauridsen was born on February 27, 1943 in Colfax, Washington, USA. He is known for his work on Angels & Demons (2009), Paul à Québec (2015) and Billy Yeager the Ineffable Enigma (2016).
Music by Morten Lauridsen occupies a permanent place in the standard vocal repertoire of the Twentieth-Century. His seven major vocal cycles–Les Chansons des Roses (Rilke), Mid-Winter Songs (Graves), Cuatro Canciones (Lorca), A Winter Come (Moss), Madrigali: Six “Firesongs” on Renaissance Italian Poems, Nocturnes (Rilke, Neruda and Agee) and Lux Aeterna–and his series of sacred a
Morten Lauridsen (born February 27, 1943 in Colfax, Washington) is an American composer with Danish roots. He grew up in Portland, Oregon, and attended Whitman College and the University of Southern California, where he studied advanced composition.
For me at least, Morten Lauridsen is our greatest living American choral composer, perhaps of all time (even though he looks strangely like the Unabomber).
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