De Lassus: Canticum canticorum Choeur de Chambre de Namur

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Label: Ricercar

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

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  • Roland De Lassus (1532 - 1594): Canticum Canticorum:
  • 1Osculetur me osculo a 804:01
  • 2Veni in hortum meum a 602:40
  • 3Tota pulchra es a 403:52
  • 4Vulnerasti cor meum a 602:22
  • 5Surge propera amica mea / Secunda pars: Surge propera a 603:30
  • 6Quam pulchra es / Secunda pars: Gutur tuum a 505:49
  • 7Veni dilecte me / Secunda pars: Vidamus si floruit a 503:46
  • 8Audi dulcis amica mea a 403:27
  • Magnificat super Ancor che col partire di Cipriano a 5:
  • 9Magnificat super Ancor che col partire di Cipriano a 508:29
  • Missa super Susanne un jour a 5:
  • 10Kyrie03:46
  • 11Gloria05:23
  • 12Credo09:14
  • 13Sanctus05:01
  • 14Agnus Dei03:31
  • Total Runtime01:04:51

Info for De Lassus: Canticum canticorum

At the height of the Renaissance, the music of Orlande de Lassus frequently combines the emotion of secular music with sacred compositions. With their erotic connotations, the texts of The Song of Songs are an ideal source for bringing together sacred and profane feelings. Based on his most famous song, Lassus wrote one of his unitary masses: Suzanne un jour. Along with the Magnificat that he composed on De Rore’s madrigal Ancorche col partire, here are two religious compositions of which the themes are borrowed from evocations of amorous turmoil.

Choeur de chambre de Namur
Leonardo García Alarcón, conductor

Choeur de Chambre de Namur
Since its formation in 1987, the Choeur de Chambre de Namur (Namur Chamber Choir) has championed the musical heritage of its native region (concerts and recordings of works by Lassus, Rogier, Hayne, Du Mont, Fiocco, Gossec, Grétry) while performing the major works of the choral repertoire (including Handel oratorios, Bach’s Mass, motets and Passions, the Mozart and Fauré Requiems…)

Regularly invited by the major europeans festivals, the Namur Chamber Choir works regularly under prestigious conductors such as Eric Ericson, Marc Minkowski, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Simon Halsey, Sigiswald Kuijken, Jean Tubéry, Federico Maria Sardelli, Patrick Davin, Roy Goodman, Michael Schneider, Philippe Pierlot, Philippe Herreweghe, Peter Philips, Jordi Savall, Christophe Rousset, Eduardo López Banzo, Guy Van Waas, Andreas Scholl…

The choir has made some sixty CD recordings, in particular with Ricercar, well received and largely acclaimed by the press (nominations at the Victoires de la Musique Classique, Choc de Classica, Diapason d’Or, Joker by Crescendo, 4F by Télérama, Editor’s Choice of Gramophone, Cæcilia Price of the belgian press).

The chamber choir was given the Grand Prix of the Charles Cros Academy in 2003, the Liliane Bettencourt price in 2006, awarded in Paris by the Académie Française des Beaux-Arts, and several Octaves de la Musique including in 2007 (classical music category) and in 2012 (best musical show).

In January 2010 the young Argentinian conductor Leonardo García Alarcón took over as artistic director of the ensemble. This prolific and successful collaboration gave amazing concerts and discs : Judas Maccabaeus of Haendel, Vespro has San Marco de Vivaldi, Il Diluvio universale and Nabucco de Falvetti, Motets mass of Giorgi, profane Cantatas of J.S. Bach, Requiem of Mozart, Vespro della Beata Vergine de Monteverdi,…). The Choir of Namur repertory is very broad and extends from ancient music from the Middle Ages to contemporary music.

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