University of California, Berkeley, Department of Music

Fall 2005, Music 220, Seminar, Friday, 1-5 pm, Library, Seminar


Constructing a new ritual context

Reform and music: 1450-1600


Mary Kay Duggan, Prof.


Orlando de Lasso, 1532-1594, Part II; Instrumental Music

Starred items on reserve


Focus: Continuation of Lasso with focus on masses, parody technique, modality.

Instrumental music in the liturgy.  Gabrieli and the canzone, on the way to the sonata da chiesa.  What is the sonata da chiesa; when does it begin?  What is Gabrieli’s canzona/sonata and how does is relate to the sonata da chiesa?  When does written instrumental music become part of the church service?


Instrumental music in the liturgy

S. Bonta: ‘The Uses of the sonata da chiesa’, JAMS, xxii (1969), 54–84

Andrea Gabrieli (1533-1585).  Concerti.  Continenti musica di chiesa.  Venice, 1587.

-------Concerti in Works, vol. 11    M3 G135 1988

-------Keyboard masses.  M3.1 G22 C5 1997

Giovanni Gabrieli.  Sacrae symphoniae.  Venice, 1597; Nuremberg, 1598.  published for various instrumental combinations

CD 12350  Sacrae symphoniae.  Hyperion Records, 1997.

CD 12041  Music for San Rocco.  Gabrieli Consort.  1996


Lasso Biography

Wolfgang Boetticher.  Orlando di Lasso und seine Zeit 1532-1594: Repertoire-Untersuchungen zur Musik der Spätrenaissance.  Wilhelmshaven: Noetzel, 1999.

ML410 L26 B58 1999.    Slightly revised version of 1st ed.,  1958.

*Latest research: Annie Coeurdevey.  Roland de Lassus.  Paris: Fayard, 2003.  ML 410 L3 C64 2003. 

New Grove: article by James Haar.  MGG, recent article.



New edition, edited by Peter Bergquist.

Interesting review: John Milsom.  “Absorbing Lassus.”  Early Music, May 2005, 305-14.   Milsom has an interesting discussion of how the new edition allows a revision of Lowinsky’s key critical essay of 1935-37 (auf deutsch) of the 1st printed volume of motets, (Il primo libro1556, Antwerp).  The Lowinsky essay is now available in English in Lowinsky’s Music in the Culture of the Renaissance.  Chicago, *1989.  pp. 385-431.  ML 160 L83 1989



*Orlando di Lasso Studies.  Ed. Peter Bergquist.  New York, Cambridge UP, 1999.  ML410 L3 O68 1999 

Post-Tridentine liturgical change and functional music / Daniel Zager

Orlando di Lasso and Rome / Noel O'Regan

Orlando di Lasso and Andrea Gabrieli / Marie Louise Golner

Modal ordering within Orlando di Lasso’s publications.  Peter Bergquist

*Richard Freedman.  The Chansons of Orlando di Lasso and Their Protestant Listeners.  Music, Piety, and Print in Sixteenth-Century France.  Rochester: U of Rochester Press, 2001.  ML410 L3 F74 2000


*Orlando Lassus and His Time.  Colloquium Proceedings, Antwerpen 24-26.08.1994.  Alamire, 1995.  ML410 L3 O75 1995.

Music and the Religious Crisis of Maximilian II / Robert Lindell

Liturgical Rite and Musical Repertory.  The Polyphonic Latin Hymn Cycle of Lasso in Munich and Augsburg / Daniel Zager.

Orlando di Lasso and Office Polyphony for the Bavarian Court / Barbara Haggh

Ivo de Vento (ca. 1543/45-1575): Organist en componist in de kapel van Orlandus Lassus / August de Groote.


*Alice Tacaille.  “Le cantus firmus: Référence au corpus grégorien et technique d’écriture—Les motets de Roland de Lassus.”  In  Itinéraires du cantus firmus.  IV: De l’eglise à la salle de concert. Ed. by Edith Weber.  Paris: Presses de l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 2001.  ML446 I93 1994  vol. 4


James Haar. “A Wedding Mass by Lasso.”  Journal of Musicology 17 (1999),  112-35.

Franke, Veronica.  “Borrowing Procedures in the late-16th-century Masses and Their Implications for our View of “Parody” or “imitation.”  Studien zur Musikwissenschaft 46 (1998), 7-33.



Sound Recordings

*Lassus.  Sacred Choral Music. Gaudeamus, 1996.  CD11678

*Lassus.  Mass, motet, magnificat.  France: Ricercar, 1995.  CD10901

*Festal Sacred Music of Bavaria.  London: Hyperion, 1994.  CD 8958