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Information about Chanson Eloignee (Mixed Voices)
Morten Lauridsen's setting of Chanson Eloignee arranged for unaccompanied SATB choir.
Lauridsen was commissioned by the Pacific Chorale (Directed by John Alexander), to write an a capella work for their inaugural concert at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, California, which took place on the 22nd October 2006. Lauridsen chose to set a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke (having used works by the same author in his Les Chansons des Roses and Nocturnes) and chose the text Chanson Eloignee (Distant Song).
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