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February 21, 2011

Lauridsen talks about his life and new residency

Oregon Music News:

One America’s foremost choral composers, Morten Lauridsen, is coming to Portland State University this week for a residency that will culminate in a couple of performances. Lauridsen’s seven vocal cycles and series of sacred a cappella motets (O Magnum Mysterium, Ave Maria, O Nata Lux, Ubi Caritas et Amor and Ave Dulcissima Maria) have been incredibly popular, garnered four Grammy nominations, and been featured on 200 recordings.

Lauridsen, who was born in Colfax, Washington, grew up in Beaverton where he attended Sunset High School. He has served on the music faculty at the University of Southern California for more than 30 years. In 2006, Morten Lauridsen was named an “American Choral Master” by the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2007, he received the National Medal of the Arts. Read the interview here.

Posted by acapnews at February 21, 2011 9:26 PM

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