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Victoria: The Mystery of the Cross - The Sixteen; The Sixteen (choir, chorus); Harry Christophers (conductor)
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  1. Lamentations, for chorus
  2. Vexilla regis "more hispano," hymn for 4 voices
  3. Pange lingua "more hispano," hymn for 4 voices
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The meeting on this disc between the Spain-to-Rome transplant Tomás Luis de Victoria and the small British choir called the Sixteen represents an ideal marriage of performers and musical material. Victoria's a cappella choral music, like that of Palestrina (from whom he likely learned a great deal), exemplifies the ideals of the Catholic Counter Reformation of the late sixteenth century; it is restrained, smoothed-down, not so much simple as perfectly proportioned. Victoria's individual contribution was a generally darker ...

Victoria: The Mystery of the Cross 2005, Coro

UPC: 828021602122

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