Synopses & Reviews
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.
This is a survey of the music of Orlando di Lasso, one of the most important musical figures of the later 1500s. Eleven essays discuss Lasso's music from many perspectives, including analysis of the music and considerations of its position in society, commerce and liturgy.
This is a survey of the music of the High Renaissance composer Orlando di Lasso.
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.