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Tomás Luis de Victoria: Requiem Mass, 1605 - Tenebrae (choir, chorus); Nigel Short (conductor)
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  1. Versa est in Luctum
  2. Missa Pro defunctis II, for 6 voices
  3. Lamentationes Ieremiae Prophetae
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This is avowedly an antihistorical reading of Tomás Luís de Victoria's great Requiem mass of 1605, a work from the end of his life that harnesses smooth Counter-Reformation polyphony to mass settings of great expressive power. There's a stately power to the music that's matched by few other a cappella choral compositions of the Renaissance era, and the British choir Tenebrae, under Nigel Short, exploits its expressive qualities to the hilt. The mass is in six parts, deployed among a choir consisting of eight sopranos, ...

Tomás Luis de Victoria: Requiem Mass, 1605 2011, Signum Classics

UPC: 635212024829