CARMINA CHROMATICO

from Prophetiae Sibyllarum

Orlando di Lasso

Performed in Auer Hall at Indiana University, February 10, 2018 - conducted by Sam Ritter in Doctoral Recital under the mentorship of Prof. Walter Huff.

Carmina chromatico, composed by Orlando di Lasso. Performed in Auer Hall at Indiana University, February 10, 2018 - conducted by Sam Ritter in Doctoral Recital under the mentorship of Prof. Walter Huff. "Taken from a larger collection of Renaissance works known as the Prophetiae Sibyllarum, this piece acts as the opening prelude and initial portrayal of humanistic Latin texts. Each movement within the larger work is a depiction of a prophecy given to the world by a different prophetess, or “sibyl.” These curious half-Christian/half-pagan works invoke the same harmonic language that was fashionable in the 1550s, exploiting rapid modal shifts by common tone relationships. That being said, this 1½ minute movement might possibly be the most theoretically analyzed musical example from the

Renaissance period.

 

Text:

Carmina chromatico quae audis modulata tenore

Haec sunt illa quibus nostrae olim arcana salutis

Bis senae intrepido cecinerunt ore Sibyllae.

*program note by the conductor