Tomás Luis de Victoria. Tenebrae responsories

Tomás Luis de Victoria. Tenebrae responsories

Recording year: 
2013
Players: 
Tenebrae. Nigel Short
Recording house: 
Signum Classics
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Description

Tenebrae return to the sublime music of Tomás Luis de Victoria on Signum with this recording of his timeless Tenebrae Responsories. The works mix the words of the Gospels with other texts commenting on collective suffering written around the 4th century, and would traditionally have been performed as part of a moving service in which candles are slowly extinguished to mark the progress and suffering of Christ that forms the Passion story. Tenebrae’s previous disc of works by Victoria (Requiem Mass, 1605) won the BBC Music Magazine Award for Best Choral Album of 2012.

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