World's Largest Sheet Music Selection


Dirait-on (So they say)
from Les Chansons des Roses Sheet Music Book
By Morten Lauridsen

SATB and Piano Choral (SATB Choir)
From Les Chansons des Roses. Composed by Morten Lauridsen (1943-). Peermusic Classical. Classical. Softcover. 12 pages. Peermusic Classical #61846-122. Published by Peermusic Classical (HL.228805).

Item Number: HL.228805

7x10.5 inches.

In addition to his vast output of German poetry, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) composed nearly 400 poems in French. His poems on roses struck me as especially charming, filled with gorgeous lyricism, deftly crafted and elegant in their imagery. These exquisite poems are primarily light, joyous and playful, and the musical settings are designed to enhance these characteristics and capture the delicate beauty and sensuousness of the poetry. Distinct melodic and harmonic materials recur throughout the cycle, especially between Rilke's poignant “Contre qui, rose” (set as a wistful nocturne) and his moving “La rose complète.” The final piece, “Dirait-on,” is composed as a tuneful chanson populaire, or folksong, that weaves together two melodic ideas first heard in fragmentary form in preceding movements.

--Morten Lauridsen.

See Similar Sheet Music and Digital Downloads

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
  • February 26, 2020 Dirait-on

    The sheet music was exactly as I expected it to be. I had sung this piece before. It will be a great addition to the repertoire of my SATB quartet

    Was this review useful? Yes No
Close X

By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy

I am a music teacher.