Lassus: Viersprachendruck

Lassus: Viersprachendruck
Motets, Madrigals, Chansons and Lieder
Orlando di Lasso Ensemble Hannover - Detlef Bratschke
Thorofon 2209

Contents:

    Motets:
  1. Unde revertimini (a 8)
  2. Quare tristis es anima mea (a 4)
  3. Quid estis pusillanimes (a 4)
  4. Domine secundum actum meum (a 4)
  5. Eripe me de inimicis meis (a 4)
  6. Fallax gratia et vana pulchritudo (a 4)
  7. Honorabile est inter omnes (a 4)

  8. Madrigals:
  9. S'una fede amorosa (a 8)
  10. Di persona era tanto ben formata (a 4)
  11. Sotto duo negri e sottilissimi archi (a 4)
  12. Sotto quel sta quasi fra due vallette (a 4)
  13. Bianca neve e il bel collo (a 4)
  14. Mostran le braccia sue misura giusta (a 4)
  15. Spesso in poveri alberghi (a 4)

  16. Chansons:
  17. Di moy mon cuer (a 8)
  18. Sces tu dir l'Ave disoit il (a 4)
  19. Si du mal'heur vous avies (a 4)
  20. Qui bien se mire bien se voit (a 4)
  21. Quant un cordier cordant (a 4)
  22. Si je suis brun (a 4)
  23. Un jeune moine est sorti du convent (a 4)

  24. Lieder:
  25. Annelein du singst fein (a 4)
  26. Auß gutem grundt (a 4)
  27. Ein esel und das Nüßbawmholtz (a 4)
  28. Es thut sich als verkeren (a 4)
  29. Wem sol man jetzund trawen (a 4)
  30. Audite nova: Der Bawer (a 4)
  31. Nun grüß dich Gott (a 8)

Performers: Orlandi di Lasso Ensemble Hannover (Detlef Bratschke, director), Bläser-Collegium Leipzig, La Gamba Freiburg

Playing time: 58'

Recording date: January 1994

In this series, obviously enough, Lassus has presented compositions in four different languages.

The Orlando di Lasso Ensemble is doing an entire series on the Thorofon label. Other recordings:

Lassus: Mariengesänge und Höheliedmotetten
Orlando di Lasso Ensemble - Detlef Bratschke
Thorofon 2130
Lasso: Trionfo dell'Amore
Madrigals on texts of Petrarca
Orlando di Lasso Ensemble - Detlef Bratschke
Thorofon 2282

Another label embarking on a series of Lassus projects (performed by various ensembles) is Ars Musici. A couple of releases:

Lassus: Missa ad imitationem moduli vinum bonum / Motets
Augsburg Cathedral Chamber Choir - Kammier
Ars Musici 1084
Lassus: Missa Tous regrez / Motets
Singer Pur
Ars Musici 1242
Lassus: Missa Super Bella Amfitrit Altera / Sacred & secular works
Regensburg Cathedral Choir - Ratzinger
Ars Musici 1092
Lassus: Madrigale 1587
Group for Early Music - Zobeley
Ars Musici 1099

And a couple of other collections highlighting a variety of genres:

Lassus: La Cortesia
Ensemble de' Medici - Keller Coker
RCM 19502
Lassus: Prophetiæ Sibyllarum / Songs / Motets
Laudantes Consort - Guy Janssens
Arsonor 008
Lassus: Lieder, Chansons, Madrigals
Die Singphoniker - Godehard Joppich
CPO 999 855

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Todd M. McComb