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Spanish Glories of the Sixteenth Century

Tenebrae present its BBC Music Magazine award-winning interpretation of Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Requiem Mass for six voices, written in 1603 and published in 1605. This masterpiece 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 programme also features a selection from Victoria’s Tenebrae Responsories and Lamentations for Holy Saturday alongside the captivating ‘Versa est in luctum’ by his contemporary Alonso Lobo.

Programme:

Alonso Lobo Versa est in luctum 
Tomás Luis de Victoria Selection from Tenebrae Responsories and Lamentions for Holy Saturday 
Responsory I: Amicus meus osculi me tradidit signa 
Responsory II: Judas mercator pessimus 
Lectio I: Heth. Misericordiae Domini 
Responsory V: Una hora non potuistis vigilare mecum 
Responsory XIV: O vos omnes 
Lectio II: Aleph. Quomodo obscuratum 
Responsory XVI: Astiterunt reges terrae 
Responsory XVIII: Sepulto Domino 
Lectio III: Incipit oratorio Jeremiae Prophetae

– INTERVAL –

Tomás Luis de Victoria Requiem Mass, 1605

Artist Information:

Tenebrae
Nigel Short conductor

Venue & Address:

St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HJ, United Kingdom

Artist(s):

Nigel Short, Tenebrae