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Orlande de Lassus – Responsories for Holy Week (24/44 FLAC)

Orlande de Lassus - Responsories for Holy Week (24/44 FLAC)

Orlande de Lassus – Responsories for Holy Week (24/44 FLAC)

Composer: Orlande de Lassus
Performer: Ars Cantica Choir
Conductor: Marco Berrini
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Toccata
Catalogue: TOCC0404
Release: 2017
Size: 466 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Responsoria pro triduo sacro in nocturno II et III
In secundo nocturno (Maundy Thursday)
01. Amicus meus
02. Judas mercator pessimus
03. Unus ex discipulis meis

In tertio nocturno (Maundy Thursday)
04. Eram quasi agnus
05. Una hora
06. Seniores populi

In secundo nocturno (Good Friday)
07. Tamquam ad latronem
08. Tenebrae factae sunt
09. Animam meam dilectam

In tertio nocturno (Good Friday)
10. Tradiderunt me
11. Jesum tradidit impius
12. Caligaverunt oculi mei

In secundo nocturno (Holy Saturday)
13. Recessit pastor noster
14. O vos omnes
15. Ecce quomodo moritur justus

In tertio nocturno (Holy Saturday)
16. Astiterunt reges terrae
17. Aestimatus sum
18. Sepulto Domino

Around 1580 Lassus composed a four-voice setting of the eighteen Responsories for the second and third Nocturnes of Holy Week, probably intended for the services in the private chapel of his employer, Wilhelm V, Duke of Bavaria. In these miniature dramas Lassus skilfully supports the text, as was then required by the Council of Trent, illustrating the human tragedy of the Easter story with exquisite music that is all the more moving for its restraint.

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