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Toutes les nuitz

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Orlande de Lassus, born in the Franco-Flemish city of Mons in the early 1530s, achieved international fame as maestro di cappella at the Bavarian court, which he served from 1556 until his death thirty-eight years later. Despite his long tenure in Munich, Lassus, as the American musicologist James Haar neatly puts it, ‘never entirely let off being a Frenchman’. He wrote around 150 chansons, mostly published in the Netherlands and Paris and widely reprinted elsewhere. The five-part Toutes les nuitz, published in Rome in 1563, matches the elegance and subtle stresses of Clément Marot’s tender love poetry.

from notes by Andrew Stewart © 2009


Romance du Soir
SIGCD147Download only
The King's Singers - Live at the BBC Proms
SIGCD150Download only


Track 10 on SIGCD150 [3'00] Download only
Track 8 on SIGCD147 [3'27] Download only

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