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Resonet in laudibus

composer
5vv SATTB
author of text
14th-century carol

 
Lassus was the most influential musician working in Europe at the time, and his Resonet in laudibus is based on a fourteenth-century carol which was popular throughout the Continent. Switching between duple and triple time, the ingenious textures employed usually feature the original medieval melody intact in either the second tenor or the treble part; however, all the parts are closely derived from the original material, bestowing a truly organic feel to the closely woven polyphony. The ‘Eia’ exclamations serve almost as instrumental ritornelli between the more conventional declamations of the text.

from notes by Charles Cole © 2020

Recordings

Sacred treasures of Christmas
Studio Master: CDA68358 NEWStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The King's Singers Christmas Presence
Studio Master: SIGCD497Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 8 on CDA68358 [4'36] NEW
Track 2 on SIGCD497 [3'43] Download only

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