Lauridsen: Io Piango
Recorded October 2019 at St Philip's Anglican Church
Morten Lauridsen’s ‘Madrigali’, or ‘Firesongs’ have become a pillar of the choral repertory - Lauridsen’s beautiful and expressive settings of texts from renaissance madrigals. These lush pieces have formed the framework of multiple concerts for musica intima. The central movement, ‘Io Piango’ ties the whole set together - with harmonic elements drawn from across the cycle. The text builds - “the more I cry, the less pain I feel” - and Lauridsen’s setting echos this with a long, slow build to the climax of the movement.
Videographer: Cameron Anderson