Psallentes

Penalty palms Lassus

Closed doors ° Sunday 30 June
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 After the Confessional, also on display at AlbaNova.

Psallentes