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Lassus: Lagrime di San Pietro

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>Lassus, Orlando de : Lagrime di S Pietro (Tansillo), madrigal for 7 voices, H. xx
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Notes & Reviews:

"Lassus wrings from this darkly redemptive story music of near-miraculous psychological acuity and pathos. Jackson's singers keep the music moving, whilst remaining attentive to the significance of the merest details, and the final motet has an impressive, detached serenity." -Gramophone Magazine

"This French Canadian ensemble is light on its feet, manoeuvrable and responsive to the texts, which is what this music needs more than anything. It also has admirable clarity of delivery" -Classic FM Magazine ***

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Église Saint-Augustin, Mirabel, Québec, Canada (05/2010).


his last work
On May 24, 1594, three weeks before his death, Orlando di Lasso completed his last work, the Lagrime di San Pietro (Saint-Peter’s tears). It consists of 21 pieces for seven voices; 20 spiritual madrigals in Italian, and a final motet in Latin, sung a cappella. Di Lasso had produced a substantial body of work, demonstrated his mastery of all the musical genres of the Renaissance era, and was hailed by French poet Ronsard as “more than divine Orlando.” For several decades, he served the court of Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria in Munich, and was held in high esteem by his employer, and by princes and musicians all over Europe.
Submitted on 11/19/10 by JAMES R. OESTREICH, The New York Times 
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>Lassus, Orlando de : Lagrime di S Pietro (Tansillo), madrigal for 7 voices, H. xx
  • Conductor: Christopher Jackson
  • Running Time: 49 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral