Renaissance Fair

Here is a song by Orlando Di Lasso titled “Resonet in Laudibus.” That translates to “Let the Voice of Praise Resound.” Amen. By the way, do you know what the word “Amen” means? It means “So be it.”
This song was called “one of the chief Christmas songs of joy” in 1550. That accolade was then given to Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” a mere 400 years later.

A New Song for A New Month

I have been thinking about starting a cover band. But first I need to buy some covers. I’m sure I can find a sale somewhere…

Continuing with our study of Renaissance Music, here is a song titled “To The Sweet Sound of The Murmuring of the Waves.” (I’m not making this up). Its actual title is Al dolce suon del mormorar de l’onde, and was written by Orlando Di Lasso way back in the 1500’s.

Organ
Organ With Brass
Organ With Brass and Tabla

Also, all 100 classical songs are now located on one page:
https://wordpress.com/page/johnsthewritestuff.com/12266

It’s Unanimous

This is a song by “you know who” is titled Il Magnanimo Pietro, which means The Magnanimous Peter.

Many of these songs I have been posting have just 4 parts. This song has seven lines of music that harmonize perfectly.

Piano
Two Organs With Tabla
One Organ WIth Tabla

And here, for some reason, is the number one downloaded song from this site. It is currently heading towards 1,000 downloads. For all of you mathematicians out there, it is less than 1,000 downloads, and closer to 1,000 than it is to 200.

Orlando is in Florida

And he is here on this page. Orlando Di Lasso, that is. This song, like all of his songs, was written in the 1500’s. I don’t know which version I like better: organ or piano.
It is titled Susanne un jour which means Susan one day. In Spanish it would be Susanna un dia. But it isn’t.

Slow Organ
Slow Piano
Fast Piano
Fast Organ

Number 14

Here is the 14th song I have posted by Orlando Di Lasso. You may see his name spelled differently online, or in a book (they do still exist, I am told). Sometimes it is spelled De Lassus. But I am going with Di Lasso.

This song is called Tre Volte Haveva. The online translator tells me that it means Three Times Haveva. But I can’t seem to find out what a Haveva is. Whatever it is, there are three of them.

SLOW GUITARS
FAST DISCO
SLOW ORGAN
name that tune

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Today’s song by Orlando Di Lasso is titled Surrexit Pastor Bonus, which means The Pastor Has Risen. This version has a speed of 100 beats per minute.

Slow and Steady Organ

And here is the exact same song, but it is 140 beats per minute and there are different instruments. (You know, like always.)

Fast Guitar

If you have a spare 45 minutes, you can read all about the composer here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlande_de_Lassus

I could bring you a new song by him every day and I wouldn’t run out of music until late 2025. That is because he wrote more than 1,000 compositions ranging from religious Masses to secular songs. I personally find his music to have a healing property to it.

“I have a photogenic memory. I always look good in my own mind.”

And here is Bach Chorale Number 65, “Deck Thyself with Joy and Gladness.” Like many of these chorales, it starts in the key of F.

To Bee or Not to Bee

That is the question. Or is it? Here are some versions of a new Orlando Di Lasso song titled “Mon Coeur se recommande a vous.” That means “My Heart Recommends You.”
Also, do you know what lies are? They are Flies that are missing their F’s. And rain is nothing more than a train that is missing its “T.”

Organ – Guitar
Keyboards

The following version has the exact same music, but with all five lines of music being a classical guitar it sounds like an entirely different song. (Maybe because it is.)

Your Daily Dose

Here it is, fresh off the press.

Which one is Bach, and which ones are Orlando Di Lasso? (You should be an expert by now if you are a faithful reader.)

It’s the perfect music for parties and seances!

Answers: The first, second, and fourth songs are Orlando Di Lasso. It is titled “The Echo Song.” The third song is Bach Chorale Number 63. Just 38 to go…..

The Echo Song Lyrics

My word!
what a lovely echo!
let’s try it out.
Pleased to meet you!
Ha ha ha ha ha,
let’s all laugh!
Oh my fine companion?
What do you want?
I’d like you to sing
a
song
Why?
Why should I?
Why not?
Because I don’t want to.
Why don’t you want to?
Because I don’t feel like it!
Shut up I say!
You shut up,
you big fool!
Yes Sir!
Come now, no more!
Let’s go!
Goodbye good echo!
Goodbye good echo!
Peace be with you.
That’s enough,
enough,
enough!

One More Just For You

Make that two more. They were written in the 1500’s by my new favorite composer Orlando Di Lasso. I just added a little flavor to them. Each version has the same instruments, just arranged differently.

The first is titled “A Voi Guglielmo Invitto.” According to the online translator, that means “To You William Unconquered.”

And the second one is titled “O la o che bon eccho.” That translates to “The Echo Song” on translate.com. (Another translator uses the word “ecstasy” but I am going with echo because this site is G-rated.)

Fast Guitars
Slow Keyboards

If you would like to play along: https://musescore.com/user/17829001/scores/6806620

The Echo Song Lyrics (sing along, everyone!):

My word!
what a lovely echo!
let’s try it out.
Pleased to meet you!
Ha ha ha ha ha,
let’s all laugh!
Oh my fine companion?
What do you want?
I’d like you to sing
a
song
Why?
Why should I?
Why not?
Because I don’t want to.
Why don’t you want to?
Because I don’t feel like it!
Shut up I say!
You shut up,
you big fool!
Yes Sir!
Come now, no more!
Let’s go!
Goodbye good echo!
Goodbye good echo!
Peace be with you.
That’s enough,
enough,
enough!

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/o-la-o-che-boun-eccho-echo-song.html

Name That Tune

Here are three more songs, in no particular order. One of them is by Johann Sebastian Bach, and the other two are by Orlando Di Lasso. Can you tell which one is which?


While you are trying to figure out who wrote which song, check this out: https://www.hockney.com/home

(Answers to the above questions can be seen by holding this page up to a mirror:)

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