Tómas Luis de Victoria: Sacred Works

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All Music Guide - James Manheim
Although the large box and the Sacred Works title might lead you to expect a complete collection of Tomás Luis de Victoria's sacred music, that's not what it is, and in fact some famous pieces, such as the "Requiem in six parts," are not included. Instead, conductor Michael Noone lists the criteria for inclusion as follows: the collection focuses on works Victoria composed in Madrid, works that are preserved in manuscripts, works or versions of works that have never been recorded, and works involving an organ or winds, or written in sections that alternate with chant. That list, in turn, makes the album sound more specialized than it is; much of the music is gorgeous, and...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Manheim
Although the large box and the Sacred Works title might lead you to expect a complete collection of Tomás Luis de Victoria's sacred music, that's not what it is, and in fact some famous pieces, such as the "Requiem in six parts," are not included. Instead, conductor Michael Noone lists the criteria for inclusion as follows: the collection focuses on works Victoria composed in Madrid, works that are preserved in manuscripts, works or versions of works that have never been recorded, and works involving an organ or winds, or written in sections that alternate with chant. That list, in turn, makes the album sound more specialized than it is; much of the music is gorgeous, and anyone interested in Renaissance polyphony can wander happily inside this box set for hours. The bottom line is that Noone and his Ensemble Plus Ultra seek to strip away from Victoria the aura of mysticism that casual listeners take away from hearing just a few of his famous masterpieces. The 90 pieces included on these ten discs or equivalent mkae up not only the small, exquisitely balanced motets in which Victoria darkened Palestrina's a cappella style, but the so-called alternatim pieces mentioned above, masses of various kinds including large service works accompanied by winds here His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, and a variety of hymns, Magnificats, and more -- even a piece where someone elaborated the soprano line as if it were in an early Baroque opera, quite a weird effect CD 5, track 11. Noone divides the music up mostly not into strict classifications but into programs that each contain contrasting music; you can dive in anywhere and get a selection of pieces that will all undermine your existing view of Victoria, and moreover give a sense of the range of Renaissance vocal music that isn't apparent in releases consisting of like material. The Ensemble Plus Ultra sings mostly with two voices per part, with some blended vibrato, and the performances have a real sense of excitement. Recommended for those with a strong interest in Victoria.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2011
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • UPC: 028947797470
  • Catalog Number: 001587602
  • Sales rank: 18,165

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Veni Sancte Spiritus, sequence fo 8 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (3:18)
  2. 2–6 Missa Pro victoria, for 9 voices & organ - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (21:19)
  3. 3 Super flumina Babylonis (Psalm 136), for 8 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (5:03)
  4. 8–17 Missa Pro defunctis I, for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (47:38)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Vere languores nostros, motet for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (3:31)
  2. 2 Pueri Hebraeorum, motet for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (2:43)
  3. 3 Incipit lamentatio Jeremiae, lamentation for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (6:32)
  4. 4 Et egressus est, lamentation for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (7:23)
  5. 5 Manum suam, lamentation for 5 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (6:47)
  6. 6 O Domine Jesu Christe, motet for 6 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (2:44)
  7. 7 Cogitavit Dominus, lamentation for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (6:12)
  8. 8 Matribus suis dixerunt, lamentation for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (6:06)
  9. 9 Ego vir videns, lamentation for 5 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (7:15)
  10. 10 O vos omnes, qui transitis per viam, motet for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (3:42)
  11. 11 Misericordiae Domini, lamentation for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (6:20)
  12. 12 Quomodo Obscuratum, lamentation for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (6:49)
  13. 13 Incipit oratio Jeremiae, lamentation for 6 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (6:37)
Disc 3
  1. 1–6 Missa Gaudeamus, for 6 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (31:33)
  2. 2 Vidi aquam, antiphon for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (4:46)
  3. 8–13 Missa Ave maris stella, for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (27:15)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Ave Maria, gratia plena, motet for 8 voices & organ - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (4:20)
  2. 2 Vidi speciosam, motet for 6 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (7:28)
  3. 3 Gaude, Maria virgo, motet for 5 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (2:11)
  4. 4–9 Missa De Beata Maria Virgine, for 5 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (26:05)
  5. 5 Quam pulchri sunt gressus tui, motet for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (4:01)
  6. 6 Sancta Maria, succurre miseris, motet for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (3:27)
  7. 7 Trahe me post te, motet for 6 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (2:27)
  8. 8 Magnificat primi toni (odd), for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (14:36)
  9. 9 Beata es, Virgo Maria, motet for six voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (3:24)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Alma Redemptoris mater, antiphon for 5 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (5:34)
  2. 2–7 Missa Alma Redemptoris mater, for 2 choirs & organ - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (18:07)
  3. 3 Magnificat primi toni (odd), for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (14:02)
  4. 4 Vadam, et circumibo civitatem, motet for 6 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Giovanni Battista Bovicelli (14:35)
  5. 5 Pange lingua "more hispano," hymn for 4 voices - Antonio de Cabezón & Tomás Luis de Victoria (8:53)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Tu es Petrus, motet for 6 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (5:31)
  2. 2 Doctor bonus amicus Dei Andreas, motet for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (3:16)
  3. 3 Descendit angelus Domini, motet for 5 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (5:01)
  4. 4 O Quam Gloriosum est regnum, motet for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (2:16)
  5. 5–10 Missa O Quam gloriosum, for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (18:55)
  6. 6 O decus apostolicum, motet for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (3:03)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Laetatus sum (Psalm 121), for 12 voices & organ - Tomás Luis de Victoria & His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts (6:07)
  2. 2 Laudate pueri Dominum (Psalm 112), for 8 voices & organ - Tomás Luis de Victoria & His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts (5:29)
  3. 3 Magnificat sexti tone (all), for 12 voices & organ - Tomás Luis de Victoria & His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts (9:27)
  4. 4 Resurrexi/ Dormivi pater, introit (for Feast of Easter) - Gregorian Chant & Tomás Luis de Victoria (4:18)
  5. 5–9 Missa Laetatus sum, for 12 voices & organ - Tomás Luis de Victoria & His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts (20:10)
  6. 6 Angelus Domini, antiphon (Venice, Archivio di Stato, Libri corali, San Marco Procuratia de Supra, Reg. 113-118) - Plainchant & Tomás Luis de Victoria (1:37)
  7. 7 Victimae paschali, sequence for 8 voices & organ - Tomás Luis de Victoria & His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts (3:14)
  8. 8 Ad coenam agni providi, hymn for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts (6:25)
  9. 9 Regina coeli, antiphon for 8 voices & organ - Tomás Luis de Victoria & His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts (4:15)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Nigra sum sed formosa, motet for 6 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (3:35)
  2. 2 Senex puerum portabat, motet for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (3:14)
  3. 3 Salve Regina, antiphon for 6 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (8:45)
  4. 4 Dixit Dominus (Psalm 109), for 8 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (5:12)
  5. 5 Laudate Dominum omnes gentes (Psalm 116), for 8 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (3:20)
  6. 6 Ave regina coelorum, antiphon for 8 voices & organ - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (3:50)
  7. 7–11 Missa Ave regina coelorum, for 8 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (18:33)
  8. 8 O sacrum convivium, motet for 6 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (3:52)
Disc 9
  1. 1 Lauda Sion, sequence for 8 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (2:54)
  2. 2 Domine, non sum dignus, motet for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (3:16)
  3. 3 Salve regina, antiphon for 8 voices & organ - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (9:35)
  4. 4 Ave maris stella, hymn for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (7:59)
  5. 5 Tantum ergo, hymn for 5 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (2:24)
  6. 6–10 Missa Salve regina, for 8 voices & organ - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (20:08)
  7. 7 O sacrum convivium, motet for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (3:25)
  8. 8 Litaniae de Beata Virgine, for 8 voices & organ - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (6:40)
Disc 10
  1. 1 Surrexit Pastor Bonus, motet for 6 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (2:54)
  2. 2 O Lux et Decus Hispaniae, motet for 5 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (2:20)
  3. 3 O regem coeli, motet for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (4:34)
  4. 4 Magi viderunt stellam, motet for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (3:20)
  5. 5 Conditor alme siderum, hymn for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (5:24)
  6. 6 Vadam, et circumibo civitatem, motet for 6 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (7:54)
  7. 7 Duo seraphim clamabant, motet for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (3:30)
  8. 8 Veni Creator Spiritus, hymn for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (6:22)
  9. 9 O Magnum Mysterium, motet for 4 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (3:20)
  10. 10 Ascendens Christus in altum, motet for 5 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (4:54)
  11. 11 Dum complerentur dies Pentecostes, motet for 5 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (6:22)
  12. 12 Quem vidistis, pastores, motet for 6 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (4:57)
  13. 13 Ardens est cor meum, motet for 6 voices - Tomás Luis de Victoria & Michael Noone (2:51)
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Michael Noone Primary Artist
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