Psallentes

Penitential Psalms Lassus

Closed doors ° Sunday 30 June ° 17.20 ° 20'
Kerk, Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, Kasteelstraat 6, 3740 Bilzen

In his time, Roland de Lassus already belonged to the European artistic elite. His pièce de résistance Psalmi Davidis Poenitentialis, the so-called 'Penitential Psalms', were only performed on special occasions before their publication in 1584; to impress only the highest born ears, namely the guests of Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria. Exclusively for visitors to AlbaNova, the singers of Psallentes will sing these extraordinary psalms about guilt, penance and forgiveness: historical sounds that deal with current issues.

The contemporary character of the Penitential Psalms is rightfully coming into its own; as they are also the main theme for Griet Teck's documentary Lassus. This documentary will on display in advance, after which the programme of Psallentes will start immediately.

Psallentes