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Orlando di Lasso • Lagrime di San Pietro
Spiritual madrigals for seven voices

Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal
Christopher Jackson, conductor


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• 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.

• Since 1974, the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal has enjoyed a reputation of excellence for its inspired interpretations of the Renaissance and Baroque vocal repertoire.   Under the direction of organist and harpsichordist Christopher Jackson, the Studio's ensemble is composed of remarkable singers, appreciated for the clarity and purity of their voices.


Orlando di Lasso [1532-1594]

  1 :: Il magnanimo Pietro
  2 :: Ma gli archi
  3 :: Tre volte haveva a l'importuna
  4 :: Qual a l'incontro di quegli occhi santi
  5 :: Giovane donna, il suo bel volto in specchio
  6 :: Cos talhor
  7 :: Ogni occhio del signor lingua veloce
  8 :: Nessun fedel trovai, nessun cortese
  9 :: Chi ad una una raccontar potesse
10 :: Come falda di neve
11 :: E non fu il pianto suo rivo
12 :: Quel volto ch'era poco inanzi stato
13 :: Veduto il miser quanto differente
14 :: E vago d'incontrar chi giusta pena
15 :: Vattene, vita va
16 :: O vita troppo rea
17 :: A quanti gi felici in giovanezza
18 :: Non trovava mia f si duro intoppo
19 :: Queste opre e pi
20 :: Negando il mio signor
21 :: Vide homo, qu pro te patior (MOTET)



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