Lasso, Orlando di


Notes of fantasy by Orlando di Lasso

Born: 1532, Mons, Belgium
Died: 14 June 1594, Mnchen, Germany

Orlando di Lasso by unknown painter - courtesy of Roberto AcquaroliLasso, Orlando di

Orlando Lassus (his Italian name was Orlando di Lasso) belonged to the Franco-Flemish school of composers whose work was extremely important in the 16th century. He was born in Belgium, moved to , back to Antwerp and then he got a position in Munich, where Lassus remained until his death.

He wrote church music'Music is the highest gift of God' - Four-part round - Lassus, including more than 70 settings of the Mass, Passions and many motets. Lassus also wrote secular Italian-style madrigals, chansons and some German Lieder.

With Palestrina, he is considered one of the most important composers of the Renaissance.

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