Ave Maria, Alta Stirps a 4vv.

Composer:  Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594), 1579
aka Roland Delattre , Roland de Lassus


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Mariengesänge & Hoheliedmotetten

A biographical dictionary of musicians (ed. Theodore Baker)
G. Schirmer, 1905 - Biography & Autobiography - 695 pages
Lasso Orlando di recte Roland de Lat tre I at Orlandus Lassus the greatest of the Netherland composers and after Palestrina the foremost composer of the 16th century was born at Mons Hainault in 1532 died at Munich June 14 1 594 1 dates acc to H aberl A choir boy in the church of St Nicholas Mons it is said that he was thrice kidnapped on account of his beautiful voice In 1 532 he was taken by Ferdinand de Gonzaga Viceroy of Sicily to Milan and Sicily I from 153S he attached himself for three years to the Marchese della Terra in Naples spent 6 months in 1 541 at Rome with the Cardinal Archbishop of Florence thereafter being appointed m di caff at San Giovanni in I aterano retaining this position until 1548 His movements during the next 5 years are uncertain it appears that he visited Mons and thereafter Kngland in 1554 he settled in Antwerp where he lived in the society of the most distinguished and learned men of noble family till called to Munich in 1557 together with other Belgians by Duke Albert V of Bavaria entering the court KapclU and assuming its conductorship in 1562 remaining there in this capacity until his death L represents the culmination of the era of strict single counterpoint in sacred music masses motets etc or secular composition madrigals villa nelle Lieder chansons he shows equal clarity of harmony and fluency of progression and melodic invention qualities which render his works still admirable to modern taste con te m poraries called him the Belgian Orpheus the Prince of Music etc He wrote about 2,500 compositions Prof Adolf Sandberger and r X I laberl are preparing a complete edition for Breitkopf und Hartel of Leipzig expected to till 60 volumes 7 of which have appeared Vol si iii v and vii containing part of the Magnum opus musician comprise 336 Latin motets a 2 12 vol s ii iv and vi are devoted to 4 and 5 part madrigals in Italian 57 numbers The same firm also publish several popular numbers separately Lasso's most celebrated work Psalmi Davidis poenitentialcs Penitential Psalms of David was publ in modern scoring by Dehn 1838 collections of Proske Rochlitz Commer and others contain several more detached pieces A line 5 volume edition was got up for the Duke of Bavaria of the Patrocinium musices 1573 76 containing vol i 21 motets ii 5 masses iii offices iv a Passion vigils etc v 10 Magnificats Biographical sketches of L have been written by Delmotte 1836 lerman by Dehn 1837 Matthieu iS38 Kist i84i Baum ker 1S78 and last and best by Dr Sandberger Beitrage zur Geschichtc der bayerischen Hof kapelle unter Orlando di Lasso in 3 vol s vol i Life vol iii Documents vol ii has not yet appeared

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