Gareth Wilson - De Lassus: Requiem à 5 & Motets
Classical, Choral | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 60:40 min | 141 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017
Lassus five-part setting of the Requiem is rarely heard; here it is recorded with brass for the firsttime, the sombre colors of the sackbuts further darkening the tone. The recording interweaving a number of motets, some also receiving first recordings, and amadrigal on death by one of Lassus contemporaries in an organ transcription prepared for thisoccasion. This innovative recording thus takes the listener on a spiritual journey, through the darkness ofbereavement to the elevation of the Christian soul after death. The booklet notes are by Lassus expert Barbara Eichner and by the conductor of Girton College Choir, Gareth Wilson, who explains the thinking behind the programme.