Choir CD - Orlande de Lassus
Choir CD - Orlande de Lassus

Choir CD - Orlande de Lassus

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Orlande De Lassus: Requiem a 5; Motets
Lassus’ five-part setting of the Requiem is rarely heard; here it is recorded with brass for the first time, the sombre colours of the sackbuts further darkening the tone. Interweaving a number of motets, some also receiving first recordings, and a madrigal on death by one of Lassus’ contemporaries in an organ transcription, this innovative programme takes the listener on a spiritual journey, through the darkness of bereavement to the elevation of the Christian soul after death.

  • The Choir of Girton College, Cambridge (Tracks 1-4, 6-10, 12-14, 17)
  • Historic Brass of the Guildhall, London (Musician in Residence, Jeremy West, leader) (Tracks 2-8, 10, 12-14, 17)
  • Organ Scholar, Lucy Morrell, Organ (Tracks 3, 4, 6-8, 10-13, 16, 17)
  • The Director of Chapel Music, Gareth Wilson (Director).

It received a 5* review from the 'Choir & Organ' magazine. You can listen to the opening track here via YouTube:

Release Date: 01/04/2017
Label: Toccata Classics