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LASSO: Masses for Five Voices / Infelix ego

Composer(s):Lasso, Orlando di
Artist(s) Oxford Camerata, Choir • Summerly, Jeremy, Conductor
Period(s) Renaissance (1400-1600)
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - Sacred
Catalogue 8.550842
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Review By CD Review (UK),

"I found myself regularly beaming with enchantment as I listened to this disc"

Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

With its radiant presentation of the opening Kyrie, the Missa Entre vous filles is Lassus at this freshest and most telling, and the Sanctus is particularly beautiful. The Missa Susanne un jour, however, is more ambitious, based on what Jeremy Summerly describes as ‘the most famous song of the 16th century—the l’homme arme of its day’. Moreover, as it deals with the Apocryphal Susanna who was accused of wanton behaviour by two elders after she had spurned their sexual advances, this was just the sort of parody model that had caused the Council of Trent to be upset, two decades earlier. However, it inspired Lassus to his richest polyphony, and many of his celebrants may not have been aware of the implications of the



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