Recordare Jesu pie Quod sum causa tuar viae Ne me perdas, illa die Querens me sedisti lassus Redemisti crucem passus Tantus laor non sit cassus.
* * * * Ne me perdas--illa die Querens me--sedisti lassus."
Viollet-le-Duc's partner, Jean-Baptiste Lassus
, died in 1857, leaving him with the liberty to carry out his vision.
Between 1844 and 1867, architects Jean Baptiste Lassus
and Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc spent 23 years restoring it.
RBC singers and instrumentalists will be performing works by Tallis, Purcell, Monteverdi, Lassus
, Casals, Bruckner and John himself, whose Requiem, moving from darkness to light, provides the climax of the afternoon.
Sharing some of the repertoire with the tour programme, the recording covers everything from the delightful simplicity of plainsong chants Resonemus Laudibus and Veni, Veni Emmanuel to the purity of Lassus
' polyphonic Videntes Stellam Magi and Byrd's jubilant This Day Christ Was Born.
Course regular Master Dino, trained by Guillaume Macaire, appears the one to beat under James Reveley after victory in the Grade 3 Prix Pierre de Lassus
At 11 am the choir will sing Lassus
' setting of the Jubilate Deo and the anthem will be Justorum animae by Stanford.
Belgian ambassador Bart De Groof said that his country cherishes a rich tradition, culture and heritage in musical composition from such Renaissance pioneers as Orlandus Lassus
to classical era giants like Gossec and Gretry or from the 19th to 21st centuries, Cesar Franck, Peter Benoit, Eugene Ysave and more recently Wim Mertens and Dirk Brosse.
There was Frenchman Guillaume Costeley with his happy Allon, Gay Bergeres (Let's Go Gaily, Shepherdesses), Flemish composer Orlande de Lassus
with his reflection on the "night, cold and sombre", through to some of the prolific Italian Palestrina's better known motets written for Christmas Day services, including his famous O Magnum Mysterium.