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Spanish Glories

20th Anniversary Tour
Spanish Glories

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 alongside the captivating ‘Versa est in luctum’ by his contemporary Alonso Lobo.


Alfonso Lobo: Versa est in luctum
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Selections from Tenebrae Responsories
– Lectio I: Heth
– Amicus meus
– Judas mercator pessimus
– Lectio II: Aleph
– Una hora
– O vos omnes
– Lectio III: Incipit oratorio
– Astiterunt reges terrae
– Sepulto Domino


Victoria Requiem, 1605

Venue & Address

Sacred Heart Church,, Edge Hill, London, SW19 4LU, United Kingdom


Nigel Short, Tenebrae