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Music for Easter: Victoria – Tenebrae Responsories – Iesum tradidit impius – #11/18

18/04/2022

Harry Christopher – The Sixteen

Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories The office of Tenebrae, from the liturgy of Holy Week, has always fascinated the public and, above all, offered a fertile terrain for composers to exercise their gifts. Such was the case with Victoria, whose exclusively sacred output was nourished by multiple influences during his years in Rome. These Responsories,  display unparalleled expressive power and amply justify his reputation as the greatest polyphonist of the Spanish Renaissance.

 

 

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