This is the first full-length survey in English of the music of the Flemish composer Orlando di Lasso, one of the most important musical figures of the later 1500s. Eleven essays discuss Lasso's sacred and secular music from many perspectives, including close analysis of the music as well as broader considerations of its position in society, commerce, and liturgy. The influence of Lasso's music on other composers is another major theme in the book.
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'... anyone with an academic interest in Lassus will need to read this.' Early Music Review
'... a series of articles which, in their searching analyses and archival investigations, confidently edge us forward into the realm of certainty and understanding regarding this extremely diverse and prolific composer.' BBC Music
'... this collection of essays, edited by one of the most prolific contributors to Lassus scholarship, is timely and welcome.' Early Music Today
'The essays in this volume range from the analytic to the historical with one or two entertaining polemics.' Church Times
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