Morten Lauridsen: Why Choral Composition?

Morten Lauridsen: Why Choral Composition?

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The music of Morten Lauridsen, Distinguished Professor of Composition at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and recipient 2007 National Medal of Arts….

Lauridsen reads poetry everyday and is inspired by its ability to elevate and enrich our lives. Composers are often inspired by other art forms. It can be a great launching point to take a piece of poetry or a painting and express musically what it means to you.

If you want to see how Morten Lauridsen takes a piece of poetry and turns it in music, check out his compositional lesson on his choral work “Dirait-on”… click here.

Classical Chops - Sep 25, 2014 | Advice, CC Videos, Morten Lauridsen

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