Orlando de Lassus (ca. 1532–1594)

Orlando de Lassus, with Palestrina and Victoria, irepresents the maturation of Renaissance sacred music.  He was Catholic and wrote during the Catholic counterreformation, which had a significant impact on his work.  He was a prolific composer of both sacred and secular works.  Although conservative in style, he wrote approximately 50 parody masses based not only upon secular melodies, but even some that bordered on the risqué, such as Clemens non Papa’s chanson, “Entre vous filles.”  As one could expect, his motets are more adventuresome than are his masses.

See the following for some examples of his works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIXJMKF8gYY and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9ISZFBjpRw&feature=related; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDghDwMhOP8&feature=related; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQV9E4e5dWo&feature=related; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89gNkOjZ8Dg&feature=related; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr3zpCF56x8&feature=related; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoGpYbqvpJk&feature=related; and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w743skBk09g&feature=related.

Links to my site:

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