Arkiv Music Holiday Shop
WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

De Lassus: Requiem a 5 & Motets / Wilson, Historic Brass of the Guildhall


Release Date: 04/28/2017 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 0397  
Composer:  AnonymousOrlando de LassusJohn Bennet
Performer:  Lucy Morrell
Conductor:  Gareth Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Girton College ChoirHistoric Brass Of The Guildhall London
Number of Discs: 1 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Lassus’ five-part setting of the Requiem is rarely heard; here it is recorded with brass for the first time, the somber colors of the sackbuts further darkening the tone. Interweaving a number of motets, some also receiving first recordings, and a madrigal on death by one of Lassus’ contemporaries in an organ transcription, this innovative recording takes the listener on a spiritual journey, through the darkness of bereavement to the elevation of the Christian soul after death. Girton College Chapel Choir is an international-prize-winning choir of around 28 members, which has grown in prominence over the last ten years, due to its impressive musical standards, regular recordings, and ambitious, exciting touring schedule. One of the main Read more attractions to students is the combination of low time commitment and high musical standards. During Full Term, the Choir’s principal function is to sing the liturgy in Girton’s Chapel. This includes Choral Evensong every Sunday, and Compline (a beautiful, meditative evening service) on alternate Tuesdays. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ego sum resurrectio et vita by Anonymous
Conductor:  Gareth Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Girton College Choir
Period: Medieval 
2.
Requiem a 5 by Orlando de Lassus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Historic Brass Of The Guildhall London
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
3.
Tristis est anima mea, motet for 5 voices, M. iv (S. v/48) by Orlando de Lassus
Performer:  Lucy Morrell (Organ)
Conductor:  Gareth Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Girton College Choir,  Historic Brass Of The Guildhall London
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1565; Munich, Germany 
4.
Peccata mea Domine by Orlando de Lassus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Historic Brass Of The Guildhall London
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
5.
Fratres sobrii estote by Orlando de Lassus
Conductor:  Gareth Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Girton College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
6.
Weep, o mine eyes by John Bennet
Performer:  Lucy Morrell (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1599; England 
7.
Exaudi Domine vocem meam, motet for 5 voices, M. ii (S. vii/158) by Orlando de Lassus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Historic Brass Of The Guildhall London
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 
8.
Adoramus te Christe by Orlando de Lassus
Conductor:  Gareth Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Girton College Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Munich, Germany 
9.
Margot labouréz by Orlando de Lassus
Performer:  Lucy Morrell (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1564; Munich, Germany 
10.
Levavi oculos meos by Orlando de Lassus
Conductor:  Gareth Wilson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Girton College Choir,  Historic Brass Of The Guildhall London
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Germany 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title