Tomás Luis de Victoria − Magnificat for double choir
Manuel Cardoso − Lamentations
Manuel Mendes − Asperges me
Duarte Lobo − Pater peccavi
Duarte Lobo − Audivi vocem
João Lourenço Rebelo − Panis angelicus
Tomas Luis de Victoria − Missa pro defunctis a 6

 

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Conductor Peter Phillips

 

Peter Phillips: The idea behind this programme is to link the music of the greatest Spanish High Renaissance composer – Tomás Luis de Victoria – with the compositions of his leading Portuguese colleagues. It is widely acknowledged that Victoria was a major influence on the school of musicians who flourished in and around the Portuguese cathedral city of Évora; and we will showcase four of them. Their music is framed by two masterworks by Victoria: a double choir Magnificat, and his peerless 6-voice Requiem Mass, which takes up the whole of the second half. This must stand as one of the most moving compositions for unaccompanied choir in the whole repertory.