Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories – Stile Antico

May 27, 2018, 9:00 am

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The office of Tenebrae, from the liturgy of Holy Week, has always fascinated the public and, above all, offered a fertile terrain for composers to exercise their gifts. Such was the case with Tomás Luis de Victoria, whose exclusively sacred output was nourished by multiple influences during his years in Rome. These Responsories, performed by the world-renowned vocal ensemble Stile Antico, display unparalleled expressive power and amply justify his reputation as the greatest polyphonist of the Spanish Renaissance.