The Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal presents Orlando di Lasso: Laudate Dominum dedicated to the memory of the late Christopher Jackson, SMAM’s founder and first director. Jackson, for whom Lassus was a favorite composer, launched this project as a concert in March 2015. This album is the second in a series of recordings of Lassus’ works and follows the first album Lagrime di San Pietro ATMA ACD2 2509, which was released in 2010. It won an Opus prize as Early-Music Disc of the Year. SMAM’s new conductor, Andrew McAnerney, completed the Laudate Dominum project and directs the ensemble on his first recording with the Studio.
The Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal consists of 10 to 13 singers chosen for the remarkable clarity and purity of their voices. The ensemble is often accompanied by period instruments in performances of Renaissance and Baroque choral masterpieces, and has made 20 widely acclaimed recordings, including several on the ATMA label.