Orlandus Lassus [1532-1594]: Three Lamentations for Maundy Thursday [reblog]

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Ο Orlandus Lassus, ή Orlando Di Lasso [από τους μεγαλύτερους εκπρόσωπους της αναγεννησιακής πολυφωνίας, γεννημένος στη Μον του σημερινού Βελγίου], μελοποιεί Θρήνους του προφήτη Ιερεμία. Παρόλο που το κείμενο ανήκει στην Παλαιά Διαθήκη, αφορώντας στην καταστροφή της Ιερουσαλήμ, οι μελοποιήσεις του Lassus, όπως και άλλων συνθετών της ίδιας εποχής γράφτηκαν για να ακούγονται τις μέρες της Μεγάλης Εβδομάδας.
Ακούμε τον πρώτο απ΄τους Τρεις Θρήνους για τη Μ. Πέμπτη – εκτέλεση αναφοράς από τους Pro Cantione Antiqua, διευθύνει ο Bruno Turner.

Orlandus Lassus, aka Orlando Di Lasso [one of the greatest representatives of Renaissance polyphonic music, born in Mon, present-day Belgium], puts music to Jeremiah’s Lamentations. Although the text belongs to the Old Testament, referring to the destruction of Jerusalem, Lassus’ [and other conposers’] Lamentations were written to be heard during Holy Week.
We hear the first from the Three Lamentations for Holy Thursday.
This is a reference performance from Pro Cantione Antiqua – directed by Bruno Turner.


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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. • Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!