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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW7BVJbMfr0Release Date: 01/04/2017
Label: Toccata Classics