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.