Salve, Salve, Salve: Josquin’s Spanish Legacy


There was a craze for the music of Josquin Desprez in sixteenth-century Spain. All three of the greatest Spanish composers of the age – Morales, Guerrero, and Victoria – were directly inspired by one particular rhetorical effect developed by Josquin: ostinato, the repetition throughout a piece of a musical motto.

This album explores Josquin’s legacy as manifest in the motets of Morales, Guerrero, and Victoria, and in Victoria’s great six-voice Missa Gaudeamus. In the hands of such composers the use of ostinato produces results that are dynamic, compelling, and striking in expressive impact. These work show the Spanish composers not just emulating Josquin but also competing to out do him in inventiveness.


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Owen Rees

Release date: 31/01/20

Catalogue number: SIGCD608

Barcode: 63521206827

Cristóbal de Morales (c. 1500–1553)
1. Jubilate Deo omnis terra

2. Gaudeamus omnes in Domino

Missa Gaudeamus
Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548–1611)
3. I. Kyrie
4. II. Gloria
5. III. Credo

Tomás Luis de Victoria
6. Salve regina

Missa Gaudeamus
Tomás Luis de Victoria
7. IV. Sanctus
8. V. Agnus

Francisco Guerrero (1527/8–1599)
9. Ave virgo sanctissima

10. Salve regina

Josquin Desprez (c. 1450–1521)
11. Salve regina

Francisco Guerrero
12. Surge propera, amica mea

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