Tomás Luis de Victoria - Missa Dum complerentur; Motets (1996) Reissue 2011
The Choir of Westminster Cathedral; James O'Donnell, Master of Music
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 292 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Helios/Hyperion | # CDH55452 | Time: 01:09:54
Tomás Luis de Victoria was the greatest composer of the Spanish sixteenth-century ‘golden age’ of polyphonic music. This recording is of the six-voice Missa Dum complerentur, the five-part motet on which the Mass is based, and six further hymns and sequences including the great Popule meus, a setting of the Improperia (Reproaches) which form the heart of the liturgy for Good Friday. This is music of compelling beauty, which illustrates well Victoria’s extraordinary capacity to create through simple homophony extremely moving music of great expressiveness.