Lessons with Lassus: Renaissance Music Summer School

Aug 11 2013
Aug 17 2013


Sidney Sussex College
Sidney Street
Cambridge, CB2 1RR
United Kingdom
Performers and/or Faculty: 
Philip Thorby (voices and large ensembles), David Hatcher (viols), Emma Murphy (recorders), Frances Eustace (curtals and loud wind), Stewart McCoy (lutes)

An inspirational week of music by Lassus, alongside music by others (including his pupils) which we know he conducted. Lassus’s works will form the core of the course: ranging from bawdy carnival songs, through achingly beautiful French chansons and powerful motets, to his take on the polychoral style introduced to him by the Gabrieli; but we will also celebrate him as conductor and champion of other composers’ works, such as the splendidly sumptuous 24-part Mass by Annibale Padovano.

Lassus's last work was an immense setting of 21 stanzas from Tansillo’s epic cycle Le Lagrime di San Pietro, and some of these too will be studied, by singers, viols and lutes.

We welcome singers and players of viols, lutes, recorders, renaissance flutes and reeds, cornetts and sackbuts, and keyboard. Join us as we explore why it was that great composers and musicians of his day came to study with Orlandus Lassus.

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Cambridge Early Music
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£680 / £860 (en-suite)
Discount to EMA Members: 
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Selene Mills
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