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Orlande de Lassus

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(b Mons, 1532; d Munich, 1594). Flemish composer. In boyhood and youth travelled in Sicily and Italy in service of various aristocrats. Choirmaster, St John Lateran, Rome, ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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..., Orlande de (or Orlando di Lasso) ( c. 1532–94 ), composer . In 1556 he went to Munich as a tenor at the Bavarian court and in 1563 became ‘Maestro di Capella’ for the rest of his life. Prolific in all forms of vocal music, his technique was equal to that of G. P. da Palestrina , but his style and range of expression was more varied. His sacred music includes over 60 Masses, 80 settings for the Magnificat , and some 500 motets...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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..., Orlande de , or Orlando di Lasso ( 1532–94 ), Franco-Flemish composer. As a boy he went to Mantua in the service of Ferrante Gonzaga . After some time in Milan and Naples, in 1551 he went to Rome where, two years later and still very young, he became maestro di cappella at San Giovanni in Laterano in Rome. In 1555 he visited Antwerp where Tylman Susato published a collection of his ‘madrigali, vilanesche, canzoni francesi e motetti’. The following year he became a member of the court of Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria in Munich, where he sang...

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...Lassus, Orlande de (Flemish form, or Orlando di Lasso , Italian) ( c. 1532–94 ), composer . Born at Mons (in modern Belgium), he received most of his musical education in Italy, and was briefly ( 1553–4 ) ‘Maestro di Capella’ of St John Lateran in Rome, preceding G. P. da Palestrina in this office. In 1556 he went to Munich as a tenor at the court of Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria, and in 1563 became ‘Maestro di Capella’, remaining in this post for the rest of his life. Enormously prolific in all the forms of vocal music of his day, sacred and secular...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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..., Orlande Roland de ( Orlando di Lasso ) ( b Mons , 1532 ; d Munich , 1594 ) Flemish composer . In boyhood and youth travelled in Sicily and Italy in service of various aristocrats. Choirmaster, St John Lateran, Rome, 1553–4 . Returned to Flanders, settling in Antwerp. Pubd first vol. of madrigals, motets, and chansons , 1556 . Entered service of Duke of Bavaria at court in Munich, 1556 , becoming Kapellmeister 1563 , the year he began his 7 Penitential Psalms ( 1563–70 ). Wrote nearly 2,000 works, mainly motets, madrigals, masses,...

Lassus, Orlande [Roland] de

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The Oxford Companion to Music

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...Lassus, Orlande [Roland] de [ Orlando di Lasso ] ( b Mons , c. 1532 ; d Munich , 14 June 1594 ). Franco-Flemish composer . He was a choirboy at St Nicolas, Mons, and tradition has it that he was kidnapped three times for the beauty of his voice. At the age of 12 he was allowed by his parents to enter the service of Ferrante Gonzaga , with whom Lassus went to Paris, Mantua, Palermo, and Milan. When his voice broke he went to Naples in the service of a minor nobleman, and there he became a member of the Accademia de' Sereni, a literary and...

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Orlande de Lassus

Orlande de Lassus  

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(b Mons, 1532; d Munich, 1594).Flemish composer. In boyhood and youth travelled in Sicily and Italy in service of various aristocrats. Choirmaster, St John Lateran, Rome, 1553–4. Returned to ...
Philippe de Monte

Philippe de Monte  

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(1521–1603),Flemish composer in Naples, Cambrai, Vienna, and, after 1580, Prague. He was Kapellmeister at the imperial court of Maximilian II and his son Rudolf II. With Orlande de Lassus ...
Johannes Eccard

Johannes Eccard  

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(b Mühlhausen, Thuringia, 1553; d Berlin, 1611).German composer. He was a choirboy in the Weimar court chapel before becoming a singer at the Munich court under Lassus. From 1579 ...
Flemish music

Flemish music  

With the sole exception of Sweelinck, the creative musical life of the Netherlands was centred in the southern provinces, where a succession of composers created one of the richest musical ...
Leonhard Lechner

Leonhard Lechner  

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(b Adige valley, S. Tyrol, c.1553; d Stuttgart, 1606).Austrian composer. Chorister at Munich court, 1564–8, under Lassus, an edn. of whose motets he pubd. 1579. Taught in Nuremberg 1575–84. ...
Domenico da Nola

Domenico da Nola  

(d. 1592),Italian composer and poet. He was a founder member of the Accademia dei Sereni and maestro di capella at SS Annunziata in Naples from 1563. Here he taught ...
Albrecht V

Albrecht V  

(1528–79),Duke of Bavaria, the son of Wilhelm IV of Wittelsbach, succeeded his father in March 1550. He had married a daughter of Ferdinand of Habsburg (later the Emperor Ferdinand ...
Renaissance music

Renaissance music  

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Music composed in Europe from c.1400–1600. It was mainly religious vocal polyphony, usually masses and motets. Non-religious music was mainly in the form of songs - Italian and English madrigals ...
Giovanni Animuccia

Giovanni Animuccia  

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(b Florence, c.1500; d Rome, 1571).It. composer. Predecessor of Palestrina as maestro of the Vatican and regarded as extraordinarily fertile innovator. Comp. Laudi, some of which were pubd. in 1563 ...
Giovanni Gabrieli

Giovanni Gabrieli  

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(b Venice, c.1554; d Venice, 1612).It. composer and organist, nephew of A. Gabrieli whose pupil he was. Second org., St Mark's, Venice, from 1585. One of the great Venetian composers of motets with ...
Andrea Gabrieli

Andrea Gabrieli  

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(b Venice, c.1510; d Venice, 1586).It. organist and composer. Singer at St Mark's, Venice, 1536. Met Lassus when in Ger. 1562, forming lasting friendship. Org. St Mark's 1566–86. Pupils incl. ...
Thomas East

Thomas East  

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(b c.1550; d London, 1608).London mus. publisher. Issued Byrd's psalms, sonnets, and songs (1588), works by other madrigalists (Morley, Mundy, and Wilbye), and 4‐part settings of psalms (1592). ...
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina  

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(b Palestrina, nr. Rome, c.1525; d Rome, 1594).It. composer who took his name from his birthplace. Chorister at S. Maria Maggiore, Rome, in 1537. Studied in Rome c.1540. Organist and choirmaster, ...

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