- Roland de [roh-luh nd; Flemish raw-lahnt] /ˈroʊ lənd; Flemish ˈrɔ lɑnt/, Orlando di Lasso, 1532–94, Flemish composer.
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In Lassus we begin to have the spontaneity of the modern composer.A Popular History of the Art of Music
W. S. B. Mathews
Lassus (di Lasso) tried every form of music at this time, but devoted himself chiefly to musical compositions for church purposes.
Lassus introduced such musical terms as Allegro and Adagio into music and brought chromatic elements into musical composition.
Bos lassus fortius figit pedem—The tired ox plants his foot more firmly.
Frontispiece bust portrait of Lassus and seventy-three plates on India paper, besides forty-three woodcuts.
- Roland de. Italian name Orlando di Lasso. ?1532–94, Flemish composer, noted for his mastery in both sacred and secular music