Guerrero, Lobo, de Vivanco
Live from the church of St Lawrence Jewry in London.
Martin Handley introduces a concert of music from the Spanish Golden Age - the 16th century, when its composers for church and royal court were considered amongst the finest of the day.
The programme includes works by Tomas Luis de Victoria, who was both priest and composer and died 400 years ago this year: the BBC Singers, conducted by David Hill, perform Victoria's Mass O quam gloriosum, together with the motet on which it's based. In addition, works three of Victoria's friends, contemporaries and associates - all of them masters of the rich and passionate styles of church music in the Spanish renaissance.
Completing the programme, organist Stephen Farr plays works from the brilliant and highly colourful repertoire of Spanish keyboard music of the period.
Francisco Guerrero: Ave virgo sanctissima; Regina caeli
Alonso Lobo: Versa est in luctum
Sebastian de Vivanco: Magnificat octavi toni
David Hill, conductor
Stephen Farr, organ.