Great cicles: Tomás Luis de Victoria - Victoria XIV

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We will listen to several compositions published by Victoria in Rome. The 2 most important pieces were the masses O magnum mysterium and Ascendens Christus in altum , published in 1592 and written after the motets, with the same name from 1572, which we will also listen. We can listen to several motets from a book published in 1585: Lauda sion, Iste sanctus pro lege, Estote fortes in bello and Gaudent in coelis animae sanctorum. As musical interludes, we will listen to organ pieces by Soto de Langa, Victoria’s mate in Saint Philip Neri church in Rome.

Great cicles: Tomás Luis de Victoria - Victoria XIII

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We finish listening to the Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae by Victoria with the part devoted to Holy Saturday in the version recorded in 2004 in San Miguel Church in Cuenca by the groups La Colombina and Schola Antiqua each one directed by Josep Cabré and Juan Carlos Asensio. We can also listen to a selection of madrigals by Luca Marenzio, Italian composer from Victoria’s time by the groups Concerto Vocale and The Consort of Musicke.

Great cicles: Tomás Luis de Victoria - Victoria XII

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We will listen to the third part of Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae by Tomás Luis de Victoria devoted to Holy Saturday interpretated by La Colombina and Schola Antiqua. We will also complete the programme with music by Pablo Bruna and Cipriano de Rore.

Great cicles: Tomás Luis de Victoria - Victoria XI

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In Rome, in 1585, Victoria published his Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae, which marks a turning point in his life and in his musical career and production since it means the summit of his Roman period. It is a full work with several pieces for the most important celebrations of Easter. In this programme we can listen to the section for Palm Sunday and Maundy Thursday by La Colombina and Schola Antiqua, each group directed by Josep Cabré and Juan Carlos Asensio.

Great cicles: Tomás Luis de Victoria - Victoria X

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The most important work of this programme was the 4 voice Mass pro defunctis which Tomás Luis de Victoria published in his 1583 mass book in Rome, a page which Victoria used to elaborate his better known Officium Defunctorum from 1605. We will also listen to other funerary pieces, such as a part of one out of the two Pro Defunctis masses by Cristóbal de Morales, a selection of Lachrimae by John Dowland, Ad mortem festinamus from the Llivre Vermell or Deploratio sur la morte de Johannes Ockeghem by Josquin des Pres.

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.