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Lieve boetseerder = Beloved Molder, 1972 - 1988

Identifier: 166

Scope and Contents

After Lassus Célébrons sans cesse, for Unison Choir and Assembly in 4-voice canon with Keyboard Accompanimen


  • Publication: 1972 - 1988


Biographical / Historical

Roland de Lassus, 1532-1594, was perhaps the greatest of the Franco-Flemish composers of the late Renaissance period. Renowned for his master of polyphonic contrapuntal vocal works, his canons are exceptional examples of this. Célébrons sans cesse is an exciting canon to sing, which enjoys a multi-voice syncopation singing about Music as the gift of God (in Latin), and (in French), Celebrating unceasingly of the good things from God. It is the dance of creation. There are two pulses to each measure, and the sounding pitch expressed as F major. Huijbers however chose to lower the pitch to E flat out of consideration for the assembly. The tessitura is expansive, covering a range of 12 interval steps


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Alternate Numbering

BH166 CH39 JM329


Repository Details

Part of the Saint John's University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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