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Tomás Luis de Victoria

Tomás Luis de Victoria (Composer)

Born: 1548, Sanchidrian, Spain

Died: 20th August 1611, Madrid, Spain

Nationality: Spanish

Tomás Luis de Victoria was the most famous composer in 16th-century Spain, and was one of the most important composers of the Counter-Reformation, along with Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Orlando di Lasso. Victoria was not only a composer but also an accomplished organist and singer as well as a Catholic priest.

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Recording of the Week, Tomás Luis de Victoria

Harry Christophers and The Sixteen marks the 400th anniversary of the Spanish composer’s death with a ‘beautifully sung and superbly recorded’ new album centring on the Missa Alma Redemptoris Mater.

Recording of the Week, Tomás Luis de Victoria

The Lay Clerks of Westminster Cathedral and Matthew Martin present the Spanish master’s Missa Gaudeamus, interspersed with passages of chant and organ music by Frescobaldi, in an account which impressed with its focus and purity.

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