This beautiful five-part chanson was first published in 1544.
Diederik Glorieux adapted two lamentations and the closing Turkish cradle song from his work Plainte especially for our website Choral Music from Flanders to Two laments and Lullaby. He reduced the score to a mixed choir and organ so that a choir can also sing the work in other circumstances, without the specific instrumentation and the original link of the Plainte to J.S. Bach's Actus Tragicus.
Vecchie letrose is a villanscha. Willaert wrote fifteen of these kind of songs. Vecchie letrose is still very popular. Since it is very short, it is usually sung several times in succession, sometimes interspersed with instrumental versions. The text is spoken/sung by a lover who makes fun of the envious old women, under whose care the girl in love is placed.
In Veni Sancte Spiritus Frank Agsteribbe combines pure Gregorian chant with simple homophonic settings into a tasteful whole.
Lara Denies is currently studying composing at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp under, among others, the tutelage of Wim Henderickx and Steven Prengels. She also takes Conducting taught by Luc Anthonis as an elective.
With the piece What is your substance, whereof are you made she won the first edition of the Composition Contest Vic Nees in 2020 (category conservatories).
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