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Spanish Glories

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 and Lamentations for Holy Saturday 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 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 terra
Responsory XVIII: Sepulto Domino
Lectio III: Incipit oratorio Jeremiae Prophetae


Tomás Luis de Victoria: Requiem Mass 1605

Venue & Address

Teatro Municipale Valli, Piazza Martiri del 7 luglio, Reggio Emilia (RE), Italy


Nigel Short, Tenebrae