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Composer: de Lassus, Orlande (1532-1594)

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Year of birth1532
Year of death1594
NationalityFrance
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LondonA cappella music from Byzantine chant to the English Renaissance

A cappella music from Byzantine chant to the English Renaissance
Byrd, Dowland, Morley, Bennet, Weelkes, Pilkington, de Lassus, Monteverdi, Widmann, Rossi, Costeley, Hassler
National Chamber Choir Madrigal

LondonBook of Hours: Salve Regina – The Sixteen

© Arnaud Stephenson
Victoria, Sheppard, Byrd, Palestrina, de Lassus, Anerio
Harry Christophers; The Sixteen

BristolThe King's Singers - Gold

© Marco Borggreve  italic text
Fauré, Dijk, de Lassus, Quilter
The King's Singers

InnsbruckZwischen Himmel und Hölle

Zwischen Himmel und Hölle
Barbetta, Nola, Banchieri, de Lassus
Daedalus Ensemble; Monika Mauch; Marco Beasley

LondonLasso: Lagrime di San Pietro

de Lassus: Lagrime di San Pietro
Grant Gershon; Los Angeles Master Chorale; Peter Sellars; James F. Ingalls; Danielle Domingue Sumi
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Festive riches from The Sixteen

Andrea Mantegna's The Adoration of the Magi
The Sixteen launched us into the final days before Christmas with a well-thought out and diverse combination of songs on The Three Kings.
***11
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Prom 41: The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes

Jack Liebeck © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
The BBC Concert Orchestra and Barry Wordsworth were joined by Stile Antico, Jack Liebeck and Christine Rice in an exploration of the musical mind of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. 
**111
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Ensemble Odhecaton sings Palestrina in Oslo

Ensemble Odhecaton © Marco Caselli Nirmal
The Italian male choir Ensemble Adhecaton gave a wonderful performance of Renaissance motets and Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli at the Oslo International Church Music Festival.
***11
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Gallicantus sing Lassus' Lagrime de San Pietro at Wigmore Hall

Gallicantus
Written in 1594 and published posthumously in Munich the following year, the Lagrime de San Pietro was Orlando de Lassus’ final composition.
*****
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The Tallis Scholars at 40, Gesualdo at 400 at Cadogan Hall

The Tallis Scholars  ©  Eric Richmond
Celebrating their 40th anniversary year, The Tallis Scholars presented a programme of Renaissance polyphony centred around another anniversary – that of Carlo Gesualdo, the 400th anniversary of whose death falls this year. The first half of the concert was a complete performance of Gesualdo’s masterpiece, the Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday (1611).
****1
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