Monday, November 14, 2016

Le lagrime di San Pietro

Now it's easy to see that, when afraid,
I was beyond myself and had lost my mind,
for I denied the very life for fear of death,
when I looked for a way out of peril.

Le lagrime di San Pietro (the tears of Saint Peter) consists of the music of composer Orlande de Lassus set to the poems of Luigi Tansillo. The poems were originally published in 1560 and the music was written in 1594. The composition is so heart-filling and beautiful that you can see why people are still performing it over four hundred years later. In the video, the music starts at 1:15.

Collegium Vocale Gent

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