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Lasso: Complete Motets 6

Orlando di Lasso
The Complete Motets 6
Motets for Four to Eight Voices from Selectissimae cantiones (Nuremberg, 1568)
Edited by Peter Bergquist
R110
Lasso: Complete Motets 6
Full Score (1997)
978-0-89579-389-8
8.5x11, xxxvii + 206 pp.

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The French and Italian interest in Lasso's motets in the mid-1560s was matched in Germany by the Nuremberg publisher Theodor Gerlach, the successor to Berg and Neuber, who had already issued many Lasso motets earlier in the decade (CM 2 and CM 3). Gerlach's two-volume Selectissimae cantiones of 1568 was in effect the first collected edition of Lasso's motets, reprinting almost all the pieces previously published in France and Italy and adding twenty motets for from four to eight voices published for the first time, including two contrafacta. Gerlach's sources for the first editions were faulty, and the expanded reissue of Selectissimae cantiones in 1579, edited by Leonhard Lechner, corrects its errors. The 1568 books include at least two pieces associated with the wedding in that year of Wilhelm, the heir apparent to the Bavarian dukedom, and Renata of Lorraine, Lasso's "Te Deum laudamus" and "Laudate Dominum, quoniam bonus." In addition to the settings of sacred texts other celebratory motets and some Latin drinking songs round out the volume.
In monte Oliveti oravit ad Patrem
O quam suavis est, Domine
O crux, splendidior cunctis astris
Veni Creator Spiritus
Locutus sum in lingua mea
Beatus vir, qui non abiit
Huc me sidereo
Nunc gaudere licet
Te Deum laudamus
Libera me, Domine, de morte aeterna
Laudate pueri Dominum
Laudate Dominum, quoniam bonus
Edite Caesareo Boiorum
Cernere virtutes
Salve festa dies
Christe, Patris verbum
Alleluia, vox laeta personat
Ave color vini clari
Ecce Maria genuit nobis
Exsultate, justi, in Domino
Jessie Ann Owens, Notes, March 1999
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