Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories

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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.
 
SKU: SIGCD344

What people are saying

"The award-winnning choir Tenebrae and director Nigel Short blend their passion for singing as if in a large cathedral choir with the precision of a chamber ensemble, creating a glorious sound that combines both power and intimacy. Recommended." Cross Rhymthas, October 2014

Tenebrae,

Nigel Short, Director

Release date:2nd Sep 2013
Order code:SIGCD344
Barcode: 635212034422

Tenebrae, the choir under Nigel Short, here return to the sublime music of Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611) 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 fouth century and would traditionally have been performing 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. Thus the music is reflective and sometimes sombre but also beautiful and ultimately uplifting. Victoria was one of the first composers to write in polyphony so his work marks an important step away from plainchant although those who like chant as an aid to meditation will find this equally helpful. The award-winnning choir Tenebrae and director Nigel Short blend their passion for singing as if in a large cathedral choir with the precision of a chamber ensemble, creating a glorious sound that combines both power and intimacy. Recommended.

Cross Rhythms

Tenebrae, directed by Nigel Short, perform the sublime Tenebrae Repsonsories of Tomas Luis de Victoria. The works mix the words of the Gospels with other texts commenting on collective suffering around the 4th Century. Highly recommended.

Northern Echo, Gavin Engelbrecht

  1. Responsories for Maundy Thursday Nocturn II: Amicus meus osculi me tradidit signa – Tom?s Luis de Victoria – 3.01
  2. Responsories for Maundy Thursday Nocturn II: Iudas mercator pessimus – Tom?s Luis de Victoria – 2.24
  3. Responsories for Maundy Thursday Nocturn II: Unus ex discipulis meis tradet me hodie – Tom?s Luis de Victoria – 4.07
  4. Responsories for Maundy Thursday Nocturn III: Eram quasi agnus innocens – Tom?s Luis de Victoria – 3.31
  5. Responsories for Maundy Thursday Nocturn III: Una hora non potuistis vigilare mecum – Tom?s Luis de Victoria – 3.05
  6. Responsories for Maundy Thursday Nocturn III: Seniores populi consilium fecerunt – Tom?s Luis de Victoria – 5.43
  7. Responsories for Good Friday Nocturn II: Tamquam ad latronem existis – Tom?s Luis de Victoria – 3.42
  8. Responsories for Good Friday Nocturn II: Tenebrae factae sunt – Tom?s Luis de Victoria – 4.22
  9. Responsories for Good Friday Nocturn II: Animam meam dilectam – Tom?s Luis de Victoria – 8.14
  10. Responsories for Good Friday Nocturn III: Tradiderunt me in manus impiorum – Tom?s Luis de Victoria – 2.43
  11. Responsories for Good Friday Nocturn III: lesum tradidit impius summis – Tom?s Luis de Victoria – 2.55
  12. Responsories for Good Friday Nocturn III: Caligaverunt oculi mei – Tom?s Luis de Victoria – 6.32
  13. Responsories for Holy Saturday Nocturn II: Recessit pastor noster – Tom?s Luis de Victoria – 3.31
  14. Responsories for Holy Saturday Nocturn II: O vos omnes – Tom?s Luis de Victoria – 3.04
  15. Responsories for Holy Saturday Nocturn II: Ecce quomodo moritur iustus? – Tom?s Luis de Victoria – 5.29
  16. Responsories for Holy Saturday Nocturn III: Astiterunt reges terrae – Tom?s Luis de Victoria – 2.10
  17. Responsories for Holy Saturday Nocturn III: Aestimatus sum cum descendentibus – Tom?s Luis de Victoria – 2.44
  18. Responsories for Holy Saturday Nocturn III: Sepulto Domino – Tom?s Luis de Victoria – 4.41
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