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Lassus at Easter

Catherine Bott presents a selection of music for Easter by one of the most revered composers of the 16th century, Orlando de Lassus.

A selection of music for Easter by one of the most revered composers of the sixteenth century, Orlando de Lassus.
The music of Lassus is not as well known today perhaps, as that of his Italian contemporary Palestrina, but in the sixteenth century, Lassus was thought the greater master. Catherine Bott looks back on the life and music of this remarkable Belgian with particular reference to some of his highly charged and affecting music for Easter.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Orlande de Lassus

    Tristes est anima Mea

    Performers: Choir of King' College Cambridge, Philip Ledger (director)

    • EMI.
    • CDM 5651032.
  • Orlande de Lassus

    Il Canzoniere di Messer Francesco Petrarca - "I'vo piangendo"

    Performers: Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel (director)

    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • HMC 901828.
  • Orlande de Lassus

    Surgens Jesus

    Performers: Pro Cantione Antiqua, Bruno Turner (director)

    • Hyperion.
    • CDA 663212.
  • Orlande de Lassus

    Missa Pro Defunctis, "Responsorium and Introitus

    Performers: Hilliard Ensemble

    • ECM.
    • 453 8412.
  • Orlande de Lassus

    St Matthew Passion - Christ's Death on the Cross "Et sedentes servabant eum..... Vere Fili

    Performers: Paul Elliott (Evangelist), Paul Hillier (Christus and Director), Theatre of Voices

    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • HMU 907076.
  • Orlande de Lassus

    Lamentations of Jeremiah - Third Lamentation for Holy Saturday

    Performers: Pro Cantione Antiqua, Bruno Turner (director)

    • Hyperion.
    • CDA 663212.
  • Orlande de Lassus

    Missa "Congratulamini mihi" - Sanctus

    Performers: Gabrieli Consort and Players, Paul McCreesh (director)

    • ARCHIV.
    • 453 4272.
  • Orlande de Lassus

    Lagrime Di San Pietro, No.10 "Come falda di neve"

    Performers: Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel (director)

    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • SK 53373.
  • Orlande de Lassus

    Lagrime Di San Pietro, No 21 "Vide homo"

    Performers: Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel (director)

    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • SK 53373.

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