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Tomas Luis de Victoria: The Young Jesuit

Donald Macleod and Jeremy Summerly explore Victoria's early years when, as a chorister at Avila Cathedral, he cut his teeth as a musician, going on to start his theological education at the local Jesuit School which was endorsed by St Teresa of Avila. When his voice broke, Victoria travelled to Rome to enrol as an international boarder at the Jesuit Collegium Germanicum. Thus began a rich and varied career in the city spanning 20 years.

Motet: Ave Maria
Oxford Camerata
Jeremy Summerly (conductor)

Motet: Salve Regina a 6
La Sestina
Adriano Giardina (director)

Ardens est cor meum
Oxford Camerata
Jeremy Summerly (conductor)

Missa Salve a 8
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers (director)

Motet: Ne Timeas, Maria a 4
Senex
Puerem Portabat (instrumental)
La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Hesperion XX
Jordi Savall (director)

Super Flumina Babylonis
Pro Cantione Antiqua
Bruno Turner (director).

1 hour

Last on

Tue 1 Jul 2008 20:45

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