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Resonet in laudibus

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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


Sacred treasures of Christmas
Studio Master: CDA68358Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The King's Singers Christmas Presence
Studio Master: SIGCD497Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


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

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