Cantiones Duum Vocum (Lassus, Orlande de) See also the separate pages for the individual motets. Copyist, Ferdinand de Lassus (ca–). Te deprecamur largium · Tota die exprobrabant · Tota pulchra es · Twelve Two- Part Motets. Items 1 – 10 of 22 This edition contains all of Lasso’s over motets in twenty-one volumes, with a supplement of indices. It is based on first editions and.

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In these various secular songs, he conforms to the manner of the country of origin while still showing his characteristic originality, wit, and terseness of statement. Nevertheless, the Catholic Counter-Reformationwhich under Jesuit influence was reaching a peak in Bavaria in the late sixteenth century, had a demonstrable impact on Lassus’ late work, including the liturgical music for the Roman Rite, the burgeoning number of Magnificats, the settings of the Catholic Ulenberg Psalterand especially the great penitential cycle of spiritual madrigals, the Lagrime di San Pietro Auditui meo dabis gaudium Beata cujus bracchiis Beatus homo qui invenit sapientiam Beatus vir qui in sapientia morabitur Benedictus Discedite a me omnes Esurientes implevit bonis.

Cantiones Duum Vocum (Lassus, Orlande de)

Inclina Domine aurem tuam a 9 Miserere mei a9. In the lwssus his health began to decline, and he went to a doctor named Thomas Mermann for treatment of what was called “melancholia hypocondriaca”, but he was still able to compose as well as travel occasionally.

This page was last edited on 7 Novemberat Most of these he evidently intended for a different audience, since they are considerably different in tone and style from either the chansons or madrigals; in addition, he wrote laxsus later in life, with none appearing untilwhen he was already well-established at Munich.

Eram quasi agnus Una hora Jesum tradidit impius Judas mercator O vos omnes. He also wrote drinking songs in German, and contrasting with his parallel work in the genre of the chanson, he also wrote songs on the unfortunate aspects of overindulgence.


Information about his early years is scanty, although some uncorroborated stories have survived, the most famous of which is that he was kidnapped three times because of the singular beauty of his singing voice.

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Lassus’s setting of the seven Penitential Psalms of David Psalmi Davidis poenitentiales is one of the most famous collections of psalm settings of the entire Motsts. Many are on religious subjects, although light and comic verse is represented as well.

Andrea Gabrieli went there inand possibly remained in the chapel for a year. Retrieved from ” https: A famous composition by Lassus representative of this style is his series of 12 motets entitled Prophetiae Sibyllarumin a wildly chromatic idiom which anticipates the work of Gesualdo ; some of the chord progressions in this piece were not to be heard again until the 20th century.

Most of them date from the s, but he continued to write them even after he was in Germany: Privacy policy Lassuus ChoralWiki Disclaimers. But it was as a composer of religious motets that Lassus achieved his widest and most lasting fame. He evidently was happy in Munich and decided to settle there. In the preface to his collection of German songs, Lassus states that he had composed Dutch songs.

This article needs additional citations for verification. He usually conformed the style of the mass to the style of the source material, which ranged from Gregorian chant to contemporary madrigals, but always maintained an expressive and reverent character in the final product.

In he joined the court of Albrecht V, Duke of Bavariawho was consciously attempting to create a musical establishment on a par with the major courts in Italy.

O Lucia, miau, miau. Palestrina would assume this post a year later, in Wikimedia Commons has media related to Orlande de Lassus. His output varies from the sublime to the ridiculous, and he showed a sense of humor not often associated with sacred music: However, his own style remained conservative and became simpler and more refined as he aged.


Web page content is available under the CPDL copyright moets ; please see individual editions for their copyright terms. They had two sons, both of whom became composers, and his daughter married the painter Hans von Aachen. Domine vivifica me Domine, exaudi orationem meam Eripe me a 4 Exaltabo te a 4 Expectans expectavi Factus est Dominus firmamentum Gressus meos dirige Illumina oculos meos Immittet angelus Domini Improperium Intende voci. View the Wikipedia article on Orlando di Lasso.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. These include motetsItalian madrigals and villanellasFrench chansonsand 90 German lieder.

7 motets for 3 Voices (Lassus, Orlande de)

Italian madrigals and French chansons, German and Dutch songs. Belgian classical composers Renaissance composers births deaths 16th-century Franco-Flemish composers Madrigal composers Pupils of Orlande de Lassus People from Mons Walloon people Belgian male classical composers 16th-century Belgian people Belgian Roman Catholics.

Many of his motets were composed for ceremonial occasions, as could be expected of a court composer who was required to provide music for visits of dignitaries, weddings, treaties and other events of state.

Decantabat populus Ecce nunc benedicite Dominum Estote ergo misericordes In omnibus requiem quaesivi. Laudate Dominum omnes gentes a Lassus is one of the composers lasus a style known as musica reservata —a term which has survived morets many contemporary references, many of them seemingly contradictory.

The exact meaning of the term is a matter of fierce debate, though a rough consensus among musicologists is that it involves intensely expressive setting of text and chromaticismand that it may have referred to music specifically written for connoisseurs.

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