Missa in te Domine Speravi: Orlandi de Lassus 1532-1594
Sunday 1 November 1992, 8pm
Pre-concert talk 7.30pm
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Cnr Molesworth and Hill St
Directed by Simon Ravens
Like Josquin des Prez, Lassus spent much of his working life in Italy, but returned to Northern Europe in his later years. His Missa in te Domine Speravi is preserved in a manuscript from Paris, where Lassus worked in 1573 at the French court. In complete contrast to the austerity and simplicty of the works by Josquin and Claudin de Sermisy earlier in this series, the Missa in te Domine Speravi is a flamboyant six-part work. It was presented here in a reconstruction of an Ascension Day mass, as it might have been celebrated at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris during the composer's time in the city.
Kyrie: Missa in te Domine Speravi: Orlandi de Lassus 1532-1594
Gloria: Missa in te Domine Speravi: Lassus
Credo: Missa in te Domine Speravi: Lassus
Sursum Corda: chant
Sanctus / Osanna I / Benedictus / Osanna II: Missa in te Domine Speravi: Lassus
Pater Noster: chant
Agnus Dei: Missa in te Domine Speravi: Lassus
Ite, missa est: plainsong
This concert was part of the 1992 Subscription Series.