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  Orlandus de Lassus
Through the influence of this prince of the church, Orlandus obtained the position of choirmaster at St. John Lateran, in spite of his extreme youth and the fact that there were many capable musicians available.
The imperial document conferring the honour is remarkable, not only as showing the esteem in which the master was held by rulers and nations, but particularly as evidence of the lofty conception on the part of this monarch of the function of art in the social economy.
Lassus was the heir to the centuries of preparation and development of the Netherland school, and was its greatest and also its last representative.
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  Orlande de Lassus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lassus was to remain in the service of Albrecht V and his heir, Wilhelm V, for the rest of his life.
Lassus is one of the composers of a style known as musica reservata—a term which has survived in many contemporary references, many of them seemingly contradictory.
Lassus wrote in all the prominent secular forms of the time, including Italian madrigal, French chanson and German lied: he is one of the only Renaissance composers to write prolifically in four languages (Latin, Italian, French and German), and he wrote with equal fluency in each.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Orlando de Lassus
Lassus completed his first volume of Masses for four voices, and a collection of motets for five voices, all of which he had published in Venice.
Lassus, learning of the serious illness of his parents, hastened back to Belgium only to find that they had died.
Lassus, being consummate master of every form of the art and possessing a powerful imagination, always aims at a lofty and truthful interpretation of the text before him.
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 Orlande de Lassus
Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso, Roland de Lassus, Roland Delattre (ca.
He was appointed maestro di capella in 1563 and served Albrecht V and his heir, Wilhelm V[?], until his death.
One of the most prolific and versatile composers of his time, Lassus wrote over 2000 works in all Latin, French, Italian and German vocal genres known in his time.
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 Orlande de Lassus -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Lassus is one of the composers of a style known as (Click link for more info and facts about musica reservata) musica reservata—a term which has survived in 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 musicoligists is that it involves intensely expressive setting of text, (Click link for more info and facts about chromaticism) chromaticism, and that it may have referred to music specifically written for connoisseurs.
Lassus wrote four settings of the Passion, one for each of the Evangelists, ((New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel) St.
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 Orlande de Lassus Summary
Lassus remained Catholic during this age of religious discord, although not dogmatically so, as may be seen from his more worldly secular songs as well as his parody Masses and Magnificats based on secular compositions.
Lassus is one of the composers of a style known as musica reservata—a term which has survived in many contemporary references, many of them seemingly contradictory.
Lassus wrote in all the prominent secular forms of the time, including Italian madrigal, French chanson and German lied: he is one of the only Renaissance composers to write prolifically in four languages (Latin, Italian, French and German), and he wrote with equal fluency in each.
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 HOASM: Orlandus Lassus and Catholic Polyphony in late 16th Century Germany
That Lassus' relations with Albert's son, William V, were particularly friendly is shown by his letters to William, written in a cheerful mixture of languages, e.g., Italian, Latin, French, and German mingling in a single letter.
Lassus remained at the Bavarian court, except for occasional trips abroad, until his death in 1594.
His motets show, besides evidence of a careful study of Lassus, the clarity of structure, careful voiceleading, and concern for beauty of sound that are among the traits of the Roman style.
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 Lassus, Orlando de Music Web Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Orlandus Lassus - Detailed biography with various names by which he is known, links to related composers, portraits, influence, and a partial discography from the Here Of A Sunday Morning radio program.
Orlandus Lassus and Catholic Polyphony in late 16th Century Germany - Development of the art and contributions from Lassus and others are traced.
Lassus, Orlande - Extended biography noting his background, studies, positions held, and sons' continuation of his work while commenting on style and summarizing major works.
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Orlandus Lassus  · cached · Detailed biography with various names by which he is known, links to related composers, portraits, influence, and a partial discography from the Here Of A Sunday Morning radio program.
Orlandus Lassus and Catholic Polyphony in late 16th Century Germany  · cached · Development of the art and contributions from Lassus and others are traced.
Lassus, Orlande  · Extended biography noting his background, studies, positions held, and sons' continuation of his work while commenting on style and summarizing major works.
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 Classical Net Review - Lassus/Palestrina - Masses
Lassus' vocal lines, by contrast, are shorter, more nervous; phrases are apt to be repeated, giving the music a feeling of kaleidoscopic colour.
Lassus' tendency to repeat lines, coupled with the dancing lilt that so often illuminates his textures, frequently gives a touching, folk-like innocence to the music - listen to how he plays with the words 'Hosannah in excelsis' in the Sanctus of the Missa Entre vous Filles.
And though Palestrina is already acknowledged as one of the great masters, a general agreement that Lassus was one of the finest composers ever known has yet to be established.
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 Malaspina Great Books - Orlandus de Lassus (c. 1532-1594)
Through the influence of this prince of the church , Orlandus obtained the position of choirmaster at St. John Lateran, in spite of his extreme youth and the fact that there were many capable musicians available.
Lassus was the heir to the centuries of preparation and development of the Netherland school,; and was its greatest and also its last representative.
While with many of his contemporaries, even the most noted, such as Dufay, Okeghem, Obrecht, and Josquin des Pres, contrapuntal skill is often an end in itself, Lassus, being consummate master of every form of the art and possessing a powerful imagination, always aims at a lofty and truthful interpretation of the text before him.
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 Web Directory » Web Directory » Arts » Music » Composition » Composers » L » Lassus, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Lassus, Orlande - Extended biography noting his background, studies, positions held, and sons' continuation of his work while commenting on style and summarizing major works.
Orlandus Lassus - Detailed biography with various names by which he is known, links to related composers, portraits, influence, and a partial discography from the Here Of A Sunday Morning radio program.
Orlandus Lassus and Catholic Polyphony in late 16th Century Germany - Development of the art and contributions from Lassus and others are traced.
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 Gimell CDGIM 018 Notes
Although Orlandus Lassus (1532-1594) is perhaps the most celebrated late Renaissance composer, the few recordings of his music do not give an adequate impression of his achievement.
Lassus must have learnt the technique of writing double-choir antiphonal music in Italy, since he would not have come across this method of text-setting in his native Flanders.
It is not the only early work by Lassus to explore the chromatic scale (the Prophetiae Sibyllarum come from the same period), but since they predate Gesualdo's similar experiments by several decades it is strange that Lassus made almost no further use of these otherworldly and fascinating sounds in his compositions.
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 LASSUS Lagrime di San Pietro [JvV]: Classical CD Reviews- Sept 2003 MusicWeb(UK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Orlandus Lassus was the most famous composer of the second half of the 16th century.
Some believe that, since Lassus felt his end was near, he thought it necessary to do penance for his sins — for instance, his composition of secular works on morally dubious texts — and a composition like this was the best way to do so.
Although the practice at the Bavarian court where Lassus worked certainly suggests a frequent use of instruments, one could argue that because of the intimate character of these sacred madrigals an ‘a cappella’ performance is most suitable.
www.musicweb.uk.net /classrev/2003/Nov03/Lassus_lagrime.htm   (773 words)

  
 LASSUS Lagrime di San Pietro [JvV]: Classical CD Reviews- Sept 2003 MusicWeb(UK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Orlandus Lassus was the most famous composer of the second half of the 16th century.
Some believe that, since Lassus felt his end was near, he thought it necessary to do penance for his sins — for instance, his composition of secular works on morally dubious texts — and a composition like this was the best way to do so.
Although the practice at the Bavarian court where Lassus worked certainly suggests a frequent use of instruments, one could argue that because of the intimate character of these sacred madrigals an ‘a cappella’ performance is most suitable.
www.musicweb-international.com /classrev/2003/Nov03/Lassus_lagrime.htm   (750 words)

  
 HOASM: Orlandus Lassus
Orlandus Lassus, [Orlande de Lassus, Orlando (di) Lasso, Orlandus Lassus, Roland de Lassus, Roland Delattre]
Lassus spent the next decade in Italy, at first with Gonzaga, later in the service of Constantino Castrioto of Naples.
By 1553 he was choirmaster at St. John Lateran in Rome, remaining there for a year, then returning to his homeland and settling briefly in Antwerp.
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 Orlando di Lasso: Biography - Classic Cat
Orlande de Lassus (also Orlandus Lassus, Orlando di Lasso, Roland de Lassus, or Roland Delattre (1532 (possibly 1530) – June 14, 1594) was a Franco-Flemish composer of late Renaissance music.
In 1556 he joined the court of Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria, who was consciously attempting to create a musical establishment on a par with the major courts in Italy; Lassus was one of several Netherlanders to work there, and by far the most famous.
Lassus was to remain in the service of Albrecht V and his heir, Wilhelm V, for the rest of his life.
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 Working Dogs Book Store - Orlandus Lassus: Missa Osculetur me
A composer of the late Renaissance period, Orlandus Lassus was born in 1532.
Lassus produced over 2,000 works in Latin, Italian, French, and German vocal genres, practically every one known in his time.
Their recordings are of a consistent quality that deserve more than five stars; this particular disc of pieces by Orlandus Lassus deserves a place on the shelf of anyone who loves choral music, liturgical music or Gregorian chant, classical music generally, or religious music.
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 Orlandus Lassus
Of Roland de Lassus of Orlando (di) Lasso of Roland Delattre of enzovoort.
Lassus verblijft van 1544 tot 1554 in Italië.
Het hof van München won overduidelijk met de aanwinst van Orlandus Lassus als kapelmeester in 1562.
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 Amazon.fr : Orlandus Lassus: Missa Osculetur me: Musique: Orlande de Lassus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
A composer of the late Renaissance period, Orlandus Lassus was born in 1532.
Lassus produced over 2,000 works in Latin, Italian, French, and German vocal genres, practically every one known in his time.
Their recordings are of a consistent quality that deserve more than five stars; this particular disc of pieces by Orlandus Lassus deserves a place on the shelf of anyone who loves choral music, liturgical music or Gregorian chant, classical music generally, or religious music.
www.amazon.fr /Orlandus-Lassus-Missa-Osculetur-me/dp/B00005ATD6   (797 words)

  
 Early Music Map - High Renaissance - Lassus and Catholic Polyphony
In 1604 Lassus' sons, Rudolph and Ferdinand, published at Munich, under the title Magnum opus musicum, a collection of 516 motets, in from two to twelve parts, by their father, some previously published and others newly printed from MSS.
The Counter Reformation is responsible for the Teutsche geistliche Psalmen (1588), fifty settings à 3 (half by Lassus and half by his son Rudolph) of a German psalter published with one-line melodies by Caspar Ulenberg in 1582, a psalter written to combat the popular Lutheran psalm-lieder.
For the wedding of William V of Bavaria, Annibale wrote a Mass à 24, an eight-part Battaglia, and pieces for an ensemble of six viols, a zink, and five trombones, with organ.
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 Lassus, Orlando de Arts, Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Orlandus Lassus Detailed biography with various names by which he is known, links to related composers, portraits, influence, and a partial discography from the Here Of A Sunday Morning radio program.
Orlandus Lassus and Catholic Polyphony in late 16th Century Germany Development of the art and contributions from Lassus and others are traced.
Lassus, Orlandus (1532 - 1594), Belgium Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays.
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 Lassus, Orlando de: L at Canadian Content
Additional Information: Belgian Renaissance composer Orlando de Lassus was born in Mons, Hainault, Belgium, sometime between 1520 and 1534 (depending upon the source).
Orlandus Lassus and Catholic Polyphony in late 16th Century Germany
Development of the art and contributions from Lassus and others are traced.
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 The Cardinall’s Musick | Recordings | Orlandus Lassus
Lassus is well known as a composer whose imagination was fired by the texts that he set.
For that reason, grouping together all of his motets which use the Song of Songs (Canticum canticorum) provides an excellent set of compostions.
Lassus is obviously stirred by the sensual texts, concerned with the expression of human love in a spiritual context.
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 Lassus-Fantasy / programme note   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
It was written not only to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Lasso's death but also as an homage to a composer who had an extraordinary ability to evoke a maximum of expression with minimal means.
The compositional challenge of this piece was to use a fairly large modern orchestra with all its possibilities, but at the same time to derive everything in the piece from the musical material given by Lassus.
As in the original Fantasia, there is a slow introduction paired with a virtuoso second part.
www.lrz-muenchen.de /~newmusic/LassusFantasy.html   (244 words)

  
 LASSUS Missa surge propera GAUDEAMUS CD GAU 310 [RH]: Classical CD Reviews- August 2004 MusicWeb(UK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
It is sometimes rather difficult to get to grips with the outputs of renaissance composers like Lassus and Palestrina who wrote such copious quantities of music.
Lassus simply dipped into the book at various times in his career, picking out some of the finest texts.
In the last motet, Tota pulchra est, Lassus seems to have assembled a group of appealing verses without recourse to liturgical requirements.
www.musicweb.uk.net /classrev/2004/Sept04/Lassus_Gaudeamus.htm   (810 words)

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