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Musica Reservata

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 10 February 2013

Lucie Skeaping focuses on a refined, intensely expressive 16th century vocal music for connoisseurs known as Musica Reservata.
Musica reservata in this context, sometimes known as musica secreta, was a style of vocal music that first appeared in the 1550s, involving refinement and intense emotional expression. Composers of musica reservata included Nicola Vicentino, Philippe de Monte and, above all, Orlando di Lassus, whose highly chromatic Prophetiae Sibyllarum may represent the style at its peak.
Lucie draws on various recordings illustrating the musica reservata, including a complete performance of Lassus's Prophetiae Sibyllarum.

Music Played

10 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Orlande de Lassus Prophetiae Sibyllarum - Prologue

    Performers: The Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice (director)

    Hyperion, CDA 67887

  • Image for Philippe de Monte

    Philippe de Monte Miserere Mei

    Performers: Cinquecento

    Hyperion, CDA 67658

  • Image for Orlande de Lassus

    Orlande de Lassus Psalmi Davidis poenitentiales - Psalm 6

    Performers: Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

    Harmonia Mundi, HMC 90183132

  • Image for Nicola Vicentino

    Nicola Vicentino l'Aura che'l verde lauro

    Performers: Huelgas Ensemble, Paul van Nevel (director)

    Sony Classical, SK 45945

  • Image for Orlande de Lassus

    Orlande de Lassus Prophetiae Sibyllarum

    Performers: Cantus Colln, Konrad Junghanel (director)

    Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 05472 773042

  • Image for Orlande de Lassus
    00:03

    Orlande de Lassus Prologue to 'Prophetiae Sibyllarum'

  • Image for Philippe de Monte
    00:07

    Philippe de Monte Miserere Mei

  • Image for Orlande de Lassus
    00:12

    Orlande de Lassus Psalm 6 from 'Psalmi Davidis poenitentiales'

  • Image for Nicola Vicentino
    00:30

    Nicola Vicentino L'Aura che'l verde lauro

  • Image for Orlande de Lassus
    00:38

    Orlande de Lassus Prophetiae Sibyllarum

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