Along with James Mulholland and Eric Whitacre, Lauridsen is one of America’s most performed contemporary choral composers, and writes both sacred and secular music. Much of Lauridsen’s appeal comes from his coloristic harmonies via added note tertian chords, perhaps most notably a ‘signature’ harmonic structure of a first-inversion major triad with an added tone - a perfect fourth or major second above the chord root.
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.
Edited by JackAttack209 on 7 Aug 2012, 02:20
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