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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