Orlando di Lasso Studies

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This is the first full-length survey in English of the music of the Flemish composer Orlando di Lasso, one of the most important musical figures of the later 1500s. Eleven essays discuss Lasso's sacred and secular music from many perspectives, including close analysis of the music as well as broader considerations of its position in society, commerce, and liturgy. The influence of Lasso's music on other composers is another major theme in the book.

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Overview

This is the first full-length survey in English of the music of the Flemish composer Orlando di Lasso, one of the most important musical figures of the later 1500s. Eleven essays discuss Lasso's sacred and secular music from many perspectives, including close analysis of the music as well as broader considerations of its position in society, commerce, and liturgy. The influence of Lasso's music on other composers is another major theme in the book.

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'... anyone with an academic interest in Lassus will need to read this.' Early Music Review

'... a series of articles which, in their searching analyses and archival investigations, confidently edge us forward into the realm of certainty and understanding regarding this extremely diverse and prolific composer.' BBC Music

'... this collection of essays, edited by one of the most prolific contributors to Lassus scholarship, is timely and welcome.' Early Music Today

'The essays in this volume range from the analytic to the historical with one or two entertaining polemics.' Church Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521028134
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2006
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Aspects of form in Orlando di Lasso's Magnificat settings James Erb; 2. Orlando di Lasso and Andrea Gabrieli: two motets and their masses in a Munich choir book from 1564-65 Marie Louise Göllner; 3. Post-Tridentine liturgical change and functional music: Lasso's cycle of polyphonic Latin hymns Daniel Zager; 4. The salon as marketplace in the 1550s: patrons and collectors of Lasso's secular music Donna G. Cardamone; 5. Lasso's 'Standomi un giorno' and the canzone in the mid-sixteenth century Mary S. Lewis; 6. Lasso's 'Fertur in conviviis': on the history of its text and transmission Bernhold Schmid; 7. Orlando di Lasso and Rome: personal contacts and musical influences Noel O'Regan; 8. Orlando di Lasso as a model for composition as seen in the three-voice motets of Jean de Castro Ignace Bossuyt; 9. The madrigal book of Jean Turnhout (1589) and its relationship to Lasso James Haar; 10. Modal ordering within Orlando di Lasso's publications Peter Bergquist; 11. Correct and incorrect accentuation in Lasso's music: on the implied dependence on the text in classical vocal polyphony Horst Leuchtmann; General index; Index of Lasso compositions and printed sources.

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