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St. James's Hall

Camden House: Main Entrance



[b. 1530/32, Mons, Spanish Hainaut--d. June 14, 1594, Munich]
Latin ORLANDUS LASSUS, also called ROLAND DE LASSUS; Flemish composer whose music stands at the apex of the Franco-Netherlandish style that dominated European music of the Renaissance.

One of the most remarkable characteristics of Sherlock Holmes was his power of throwing his brain out of action and switching all his thoughts on to lighter things whenever he had convinced himself that he could no longer work to advantage. I remember that during the whole of that memorable day he lost himself in a monograph which he had undertaken upon the Polyphonic Motets of Lassus.
The Bruce-Partington Plans
As to Holmes, he returned refreshed to his monograph upon the Polyphonic Motets of Lassus, which has since been printed for private circulation, and is said by experts to be the last word upon the subject.
The Bruce-Partington Plans

Musica est Dei donum optimi 4 kB; 1 min 24 sec
Tristis est anima mea 8 kB; 3 min
Matona mia cara 12 kB; 2 min 28 sec
David Soucek, 1998