It is no secret that Orlando di Lassus is one of the finest most expressive composers in the pantheon of western composers. His enormous output, spanning most of his life, displays a craft not equalled by many composers of any time. His final piece, Lagrime di San Pietro, is a collection of twenty sacred madrigals and a final motet in Italian. The Lagrime explores the thoughts, regrets, and faith of Saint Peter as he looks back during his last years on his life of devotion and evangelism. Perhaps Lassus was doing the same as he poured his remaining creative soul into his greatest masterpiece.