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ORLANDO DI LASSO  

(1532 - 1594)

Lassus, also known by the Italian form of his name Orlando di Lasso, belonged to the Franco-Flemish school of composers whose work was of supreme international importance in the 16th century. He was born at Mons, in Hainaut, in 1532, and as a boy entered the service of a member of the Gonzaga family (hereditary dukes of Mantua). Employment elsewhere in Italy and a stay in Antwerp was followed by a position in the musical establishment of Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria in Munich, where Lassus remained from 1556 until his death. With Palestrina and Victoria, he is one of the most important composers of the period.

Church Music

Lassus wrote a considerable quantity of church music, including over 70 settings of the Mass, settings of the Passions from the four evangelists, and a very large number of motets. From this considerable body of high-quality work, selection is invidious; but mention may be made of the Requiem for four voices, the Missa Qual donna, motets such as Tristis est anima mea, and the setting of the seven penitential Psalms of David and of the Holy Week Lamentations.

Secular Vocal Music

The secular vocal compositions of Lassus include madrigals, in the Italian style, some 150 French chansons, and a much smaller number of German Lieder, all of great interest and forming a large body of work, including settings of Petrarch, Ariosto, Ronsard and Marot, from which selection is again invidious.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
Artist Profile Series - Jeremy Summerly Naxos 8.506024
Early Music Collection Naxos 8.503005

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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
100 MASTERPIECES OF SACRED CHORAL MUSIC Capriccio
C7155
Choral - Sacred
AGNUS DEI - Classical Music for Reflection and Meditation Naxos
8.556701
Choral - Sacred
AMARCORD: Book of Madrigals (The) (NTSC) Accentus Music
ACC-20304
Classical Concert
AMMERBACH: Harpsichord Works from the Tabulaturbuch (1571) Naxos
8.570335
Instrumental
ANGLAR (Angels) Naxos
8.503096
Choral - Sacred
Art and Music: Bruegel - Music of His Time Naxos
8.558147
Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred, Choral - Secular
Brass Ensemble Arrangements - TORRE, F. de la / SUSATO, T. / GESUALDO, C. / DOWLAND, J. / MONTEVERDI, C. (Then) (Stockholm Chamber Brass) BIS
BIS-2017
Chamber Music
CAPRICER MED OD, Vol. 1 (1964-1969) BIS
BIS-NL-CD-5010
Choral - Secular
Chamber Music (Renaissance) - PHILIDOR, P.D. / BUSNOYS, A. / LUZZASCHI, L. / MONTEVERDI, C. (A Renaissance Tour of Europe) (New York Kammermusiker) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90133
Chamber Music
Choral Concert: The King's Singers - SCHUTZ, H. / POULENC, F. / LASSO, O. (Pater Noster: A Choral Reflection on the Lord's Prayer) Naxos
8.572987
Choral - Sacred
Choral Music - PALESTRINA, G. / JOSQUIN DES PREZ / VIADANA, L. / VIADANA, L. / VICTORIA, T. / BYRD, W. (Beyond Chant Mysteries of the Renaissance) Delos
DE3165
Choral - Sacred
CREDO - Classical Music for Reflection and Meditation Naxos
8.556708
Choral - Sacred
Den danske sangskat (Treasure of Danish Songs), Vol. 3 - NIELSEN, C.: Sange og motetter (Songs and Motets) Naxos
8.554965
Choral - Sacred
Discover Early Music Naxos Educational
8.558170-71
Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred
French Chansons Naxos
8.550880
Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred, Choral - Secular
GLORIA - Classical Music for Reflection and Meditation Naxos
8.556702
Choral - Sacred
Harp Music (Renaissance) - TROMBONCINO, B. / MODERNE, J. / CABEZON, A. de / VALDERRABANO, E. de (Baxter) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-93193
Instrumental
IN VINO - Il Vino in musica tra XV e XVI secolo Tactus
TC400004
Vocal Ensemble
KING'S SINGERS (THE): From Byrd to the Beatles (PAL) Arthaus Musik
101248
Classical Concert
KYRIE - Classical Music for Reflection and Meditation Naxos
8.556707
Choral - Sacred
Lamentations (Oxford Camerata) Naxos
8.550572
Choral - Sacred
LASSO, O. di: Cantiones Duarum Vocum (Tognon, Verh) Tactus
TC530301
Instrumental
LASSO, O. di: Cantiones duum vocum (Tognon, Verh, Armoniosoincanto, Radicchia) Tactus
TC531202
Instrumental, Vocal Ensemble
LASSO, O. di: German Songs and Instrumental Music (Lautten Compagney) Capriccio
C5011
Vocal, Vocal Ensemble, Chamber Music, Vocal, Vocal Ensemble, Vocal, Chamber Music, Vocal, Chamber Music, Vocal, Instrumental, Chamber Music, Vocal Ensemble, Chamber Music, Vocal, Instrumental
LASSO, O.: Penitential Psalms, Vol. 2 (Tolzer Boys Choir, Musicalische Compagney, Schmidt-Gaden) Capriccio
C67130
Choral - Sacred
LASSO, O.: Psalms 6, 32 and 38 (Tolzer Boys Choir, Musicalische Compagney, Schmidt-Gaden) Capriccio
C67018
Choral - Sacred
LASSO: Lagrime di San Pietro Naxos
8.553311
Choral - Sacred
LASSO: Masses for Five Voices / Infelix ego Naxos
8.550842
Choral - Sacred
LORENZINO DEL LIUTO: Lute Music Naxos
8.570165
Instrumental
MUSIC FOR THREE, FOUR, AND TWENTY LUTES BIS
BIS-CD-341
Instrumental
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - SOUTHERN FRANCE: A Musical Tour of Provence, Cote d'Azur and Camargue Naxos
2.110516
Classical Concert
MYSTIC VOICES - Divine Music from the Heavens Naxos
8.570169-70
Choral - Sacred
PALESTRINA / LASSO: Masses Naxos
8.550836
Choral - Sacred
PART, A.: Mementoi / LA HELE, G.: Missa Quare tristis es / RIHM, W.: Caligaverunt oculi mei / Recessit pastor noster (Singer Pur) Oehms Classics
OC812
Vocal Ensemble
PROGETTO MUSICA - Musica Sacra Nell'Oratorio di San Filippo Neri Tactus
TC520001
Vocal Ensemble
PROGETTO MUSICA - Nuove Laudi Ariose della Beatissima Vergine Tactus
TC600102
Vocal Ensemble
Renaissance Masterpieces Naxos
8.550843
Choral - Sacred
SAINTS AND SINNERS - The Music of Medieval and Renaissance Europe [10 CD Boxed Set] Naxos
8.501067
Choral - Sacred
VICTORIA / LOBO / LASSO: Masses Naxos
8.553240
Choral - Sacred
VILLANELLE NAPOLETANE DEL XVI SECOLO Tactus
TC500002
Vocal Ensemble
Virtuoso Lute Music from Italy and England BIS
BIS-CD-211
Instrumental
Vocal Music - DE LATRE, P.J. / ZANGIUS, N. / PEVERNAGE, A./ HAGIUS, K. / PEUDARGENT, M. / DE CLEVE, J. (Renaissance am Rhein) (Singer Pur) Oehms Classics
OC820
Vocal Ensemble
Vocal Recital: Alesci, Angela - MARENZIO, L. / CAROSO, F. / GORZANIS, G. / LORENZINO DEL LIUTO (Luca Marenzio e il suo tempo) Tactus
TC531302
Instrumental
VOICE (Eternal) Naxos
8.572183
Choral - Sacred
Voices of Angels Naxos
8.503071
Choral - Sacred
World of Early Music Naxos
8.554770-71
Choral - Sacred
Role: Lyricist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
CAPRICER MED OD, Vol. 1 (1964-1969) BIS
BIS-NL-CD-5010
Choral - Secular
ORFF / GENZMER / REGER / BUCHENBERG / REGNER: Choral Works Oehms Classics
OC531
Choral - Sacred




 
 
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