Orlande de Lassus (±1530-1594): Timor et tremor

De Lassus’ six-part motet Timor et tremor is a complex and rewarding piece in which De Lassus trys – I think successfully, to portray musically emotional insecurity. Its use of disjunction makes it a beast to sing at all let alone to sing well which is why I greatly admire this performance of it by The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, under their conductor Andrew Nethsingha.

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Performers: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha (conductor)

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