Tomas Luis de Victoria: Requiem Mass, 1605


Tomás Luis de Victoria’s requiem mass for six voices, written in 1603 and published in 1605, is a masterpiece. It is one of a handful of large-scale works which enjoys mainstream appeal in the 21st century. For many, it represents what Renaissance polyphony is, what it sounds and feels like, and how expressive it can be. The disc also features two well-known works by Victoria’s contemporary Alonso Lobo.

★★★★ Victoria’s Requiem Mass is one of the acknowledged masterpieces of Renaissance choral polyphony, and Tenebrae here exquisitely conveys the flowing relationships between its six voices – The Independent

★★★★ Tenebrae’s performance, directed by Nigel Short, is gently sustained, immaculately balanced and wrapped in a luminous acoustic … If you have ever developed a resistance to Renaissance polyphony, this could be the disc to make you think again – The Financial Times

This recording does justice both to the genius of Victoria and to the musicality of Tenebrae – BBC Music Magazine


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Nigel Short

RELEASE DATE: 28/03/2011
BARCODE: 635212024829

1. Versa est in luctum Alonso Lobo

Requiem Mass, 1605

Tomás Luis de Victoria2. Lesson: Taedet anima mea

3. Introit: Requiem aeternam Tomás Luis de Victoria

4. Kyrie Tomás Luis de Victoria

5. Gradual: Requiem aeternam Tomás Luis de Victoria

6. Offertory: Domine, Jesu Christe Tomás Luis de Victoria

7. Sanctus & Benedictus Tomás Luis de Victoria

8. Agnus Dei I, II Tomás Luis de Victoria

9. Agnus Dei III Tomás Luis de Victoria

10. Communion: Lux aeterna Tomás Luis de Victoria

11. Motet: Versa est in luctum Tomás Luis de Victoria

12. Responsory: Libera me, Domine Tomás Luis de Victoria

Lamentations Ieremiae Prophetae

Alonso Lobo

13. I

14. II

15. III

16. IV

17. V

18. VI

19. VII

20. VIII

21. IX

22. X

23. XI

24. XII

25. XIII

26. XIV

27. XV

28. XVI

29. XVII


31. XIX

32. XX

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