Orlande de Lassus (circa 1532-
He was a Franco Flemish composer of the late Renaissance. Today he is considered one of the most important representatives of mature polyphonic style and one of the three most important composers of the late 16th century, along with Palestrina and Tomas Luis de Victoria.
He was born in modern-
He composed 2000 works in Latin, Italian, French and German, including 530 motets, 175 Italian madrigals 150 French chansons you tube, 90 German songs (lieder), circa 60 liturgies you tube . It is not known whether he has composed instrumental music.
He remained a Catholic, but not a dogmatic one. His last works were influenced by the Counter-
Orlandus Lassus: Quid Trepidas
Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-
He was one of the most prominent spanish composers of Counter-
He was entirely devoted to religious music. His works revived in the 20th century. compared to Palestrina, there are some differences in his compositional style , regarding the processing of melodic line and dissonances.
Stylistically, Tomas Luis de Victoria preferred simple lines and homophonic texts. His melodic writing and the use of dissonance were more free compared with Palestrina.
His most famous work is the Requiem you tube which was composed for Maria of Austria, spouse of Maximilian II, Empress of the Holy Roman Empire.
His collection of 37 motets and lamentations ("Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae", published in 1585 you tube) is part of the liturgy for the Holy Week of Catholic Church.
1.Εμύλ Βυλερμόζ: ιστορία της μουσικής , τόμος 1, εκδόσεις "υποδομή", Αθήνα 1979
Tomás Luis de Victoria (Kyrie) Missa O magnum mysterium