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Detail for Lassus: Jerusalem plantabis vineam
Title: Jerusalem plantabis vineam  
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Composer: Orlande de Lassus (1532-1594)
Scoring: SAATB
Liturgical Use: Advent
Language: Latin
Catalog #: NDC051
Duration: ca. 4.5 minutes
Price: $4.95
Remarks: From the clarion call of the opening with its poignant rising minor 6th motive on the word “Jerusalem”, to the brilliant scales surging through the choir on the phrase “Rise up, Zion”, and the somber exhortation of the concluding measures of the first part, the composer brings to bear all his powers of invention to convey the breathless excitement of this Advent text as vividly and magnificently as possible.   View Sample Score
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