Tomás Luis de Victoria: The Spanish Palestrina

November 22, 2017, 10:00 pm

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Music of Tomás Luis de Victoria
Music of Tomás Luis de Victoria

Known as the “Spanish Palestrina,” Tomás Luis de Victoria has been called the greatest of all Iberian composers. Corund, the Swiss vocal ensemble specializing in sacred music of the Renaissance and Baroque, tonight presents a concert of a capella sacred works by Tomás Luis: three motets, followed by the Requiem of 1603.

Recorded live in concert in the Valère Basilica, the fortified castle located in Sion, Switzerland, as part of Les Riches Heures de Valère Early Music Festival.


Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

Quam pulchri sunt gressus tui, motet a 4
Super flumina Babylonis, motet a 8
O vos omes, qui transitis per viam, motet a 4

Officium defunctorum, requiem a 6
– Taedet animam meam, Lectio II ad matutinum (Job 10:1–7)
– Requiem aeternam. Introïtus
– Kyrie
– Requiem aeternam. Graduale
– Domine Jesu Christe. Offertorium
– Sanctus – Benedictus
– Agnus Dei
– Lux aeterna. Communio
– Versa est in luctum cithara mea (Funeral motet)
– Libera me, Domine

Corund Ensemble
Stephen Smith, Director

Opening & Closing Theme for Baroque&Before:
Joan Ambrosio Dalza: Piva, performed by Musica Reservata (Boston Skyline BSD 123)