Notes & Reviews:
Orlando di Lasso once again can be experienced as one of the most important masters of Renaissance music. His 'Prophetiae Sibyllarum', a work unique in the whole of music history, occupies the center of this new Weser-Renaissance production. This setting of the oracles of the sibyls and the composer's experiments with the chromatic mode stand alone. Departing from his customary, polyphonically through-imitative compositional style, here Lasso systematically limits himself to a four-part, mostly homophonic-syllabic writing style while employing a tonal system with a relevance for modern music that was only just beginning to be discovered during the middle of the sixteenth century.Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: Stiftskirche Bassum (01/07/2009-01/09/2009).
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- Conductor: Manfred Cordes
- Ensemble: Weser-Renaissance
- Notes: Stiftskirche Bassum (01/07/2009-01/09/2009)
- Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
- Period Time: Renaissance
- Form: Choral