Great cicles: Tomás Luis de Victoria - Victoria IX

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Magnificat, masses and motetes from 1581 and 1583. The main work was the Mass O quam gloriosum, based on the motet with the same name by Victoria, which we listen by Cambridge King's College Choir. It was published in his second mass book in 1583. We will also listen to the Magnificat septi toni, from the book for Maria from 1581, and motets from the 1583 book: Laetatus sum for 12 voices, Domine non sum dignus, O lux decus Hispaniae, Litaniae de Beata Vergine, Trahe me post te and Duo seraphim clamabant.

Great cicles: Tomás Luis de Victoria - Victoria VIII

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Hymni Totius Anni and Cantica B. Virginis were the two books which Tomás Luis de Victoria published in 1581, one of his most productive periods. We will listen to a wide selection of hymns included in the first , Ad caenam agni providi, Salvete flores, Pange lingua "more Spanish", Veni creator spiritus, Tibi Christe, together with the psalm Dixit Dominus. We also got to know two musical interpretations of the Magnificat from the second book from 1581, in sixti toni and in secundi toni, together with the antiphon Alma redemptoris mater.

Great cicles: Tomás Luis de Victoria - Victoria VII

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We start the programme with a series of hymns included in the first publication which Tomás Luis de Victoria made in 1581 in Rome: Ave maris stella, Aurea luce et decor, Lauda mater ecclesia and Christe redemptor omnium. As a great work we could listen to the impressive Mass Papae Marcelli by one of the characters whom Victoria met in his roman tour: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, one of the best considered composers at the time. We close this edition with the Magnificat quinti toni from the second book which Victoria published in 1581: Cantica Beata Virginis.

Great cicles: Tomás Luis de Victoria - Victoria VI

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We finish the audition of the works edited by Victoria in his first book of masses from 1576 included in this programme with the Magnificat quarti toni (combined with some plain chant and verses for organ by Cabezón), the Mass Beata Virgine for 5 y 6 voices, and the psalm Super flumina Babylonis for 8 voices. We start the tour in one of the books published in 1581 by our composer, Hymni Totius Anni which includes polyphonic hymns for the festivities of the liturgic year, such as the well-known Ut queant laxis for Saint John the Baptist festivity.

Great cicles: Tomás Luis de Victoria - Victoria V

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We keep on in the first book of masses, psalms, magnificats and Ave Marias by Victoria published by Gardano’s venetian printings in 1576. We will listen to Magníficat primi toni for 8 voices, Salve Regina in 6 voices, Nigra sum sed formosa,l Magníficat octavi toni in 3, 4, 5 and 6 voices and, as the principal piece, Mass Gaudeamus, based on the motet Jubilate Deo omnis terra by Cristóbal de Morales, which it was played in a version for three vihuelas as well.

Great cicles: Tomás Luis de Victoria - Victoria IV

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The most important piece in this programme was the Mass Ave maris stella, based on a gregoriano hymn for the vesperes of the Virgin festivities. It is the first mass published by the composer from Avila and which launches his 1576 edition. From this very book we could also listen to the Salve Regina played in 8 voices and Magníficat primi toni, although we listened to the latter in a version from Toledo Cathedral manuscript 30 , noticing some changes according to the edited work.

Great cicles: Tomás Luis de Victoria - Victoria III

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First book of motets from 1572 by Monteverdi Choir, Ensemble Plus Ultra, Pro Cantione Antiqua, Westminster Cathedral’s Choir, Hesperion XX and The Sixteen. We will finish the programme with the first section of the Victorian Orchestra Suite by Pablo Sorozábal and with the reduction made by Giovanni Battista Bovicelli in 1594 of the motet Vadam et circuibo in a version for violin and organ by Emilio Moreno and Leon Berben.

Great cicles: Tomás Luis de Victoria - Victoria II

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First book of motets from 1572: O magnum mysterium, Alma redemptoris Mater, O decus apostolicum, O sacrum convivium and Senex puerum portabat, among others, by Westminster’s Cathedral Choir, Ensemble Plus Ultra, Pro Cantione Antiqua, La Colombina and Carlos Mena accompanied by Juan Carlos Rivera.

Great cicles: Tomás Luis de Victoria - Interview to Michael Noone

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We talked to the Australian musicologist and choir conductor Michael Noone about Tomás Luis de Victoria’s colection recorded with the Ensemble Plus Ultra. It consists of 10 CDs which are being published since 2008 up to 2011, concurring with the fourth centenary of the death of the master from Avila. The liturgical reconstructions, the use of instruments and plain chant in performances and how Victoria’s music was played in his time were some of the topics in the interview.

Conversations at Victoria's 400 Anniversary

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Programme devoted to Tomás Luis de Victoria in the 400th anniversary of his death conmemorated in 2011. Some details of his life together with his relevance and influence on music and his musical originalities are discussed by Pilar Tomás, Alfonso de Vicente, Pepe Rey and José Luis Téllez.