Lassus: Missa super Dixit Joseph and motets released!
Our ninth recording for Hyperion Records has been released this month. This time we rove ever so slightly from the Austrian Habsburg court into the territory of Bavaria and the music of the great master Orlande de Lassus. Not without his connections to the royal Austrian household, Lassus spent the majority of his career serving as singer, composer and Kapellmeister to dukes Albrecht V and Wilhelm V in Munich. Our program concentrates on the luxurious "Missa super Dixit Joseph", a parody mass on the composer's own motet for six voices. We include the motet "Dixit Joseph" and follow the mass with other settings of old testament texts, closing with the charismatic, chromatic and dramatic "Timor et tremor"! Already described by Gramophone as "(a) very fine recording" and "…finely detailed…vocally sure-footed, with a…secure sense of architecture." the disc is available in multiple formats from the Hyperion Records website, as well as most online outlets and record stores.