BBC PROMS 2011
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
Marking the 400th anniversary of his death, music by the great Spanish Renaissance composer Victoria performed by one of the world's leading specialists in early music - the Tallis Scholars. At the heart of their programme is Victoria's glorious Requiem - composed in 1603 for the funeral rites of the Dowager Empress Maria, sister of Philip II of Spain - a summation and a farewell to the music of Spain's Golden Age.
Victoria: Dum complerentur
Victoria: Lamentations for Good Friday
Victoria: Officium defunctorum (Requiem)
The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips (conductor).