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Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

A Swan Song for an Empress

Friday 4 July 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Friday 4 July 2008 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)

Donald Macleod and Jeremy Summerly focus on Victoria's final work - a Requiem dedicated to the memory of the Dowager Empress Maria at the Convento de las Descalzas Reales in Madrid. Victoria spent his final 24 years there - first in the Empress's services and, after her death in 1603, as convent organist.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Taedet Animam Meam (from Requiem)
Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (director)
Gimell CDGIM 012, Track 1

Veni, Sancte Spiritus (1600)
The Choir of Westminster Cathedral, Joseph Cullen (organ continuo), James O'Donnell (The Master of Music)
Hyperion CDA 66886, Track 1

Britten: Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Vittoria
Iain Farrington (organ)
Naxos 8.554791, Track 21

Requiem
Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (director)
Gimell CDGIM 012, Tracks 2-10




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