Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tomas Luis de Victoria (c 1548-1611)

The greatest Spanish composer of the High Renaissance, Victoria spent many years in Rome where he served as organist and choirmaster in the Jesuit Collegio Germanico before joining the Order of Oratorians. He returned to Spain and served in the private chapel of the Dowager Empress Maria, sister of King Philip II. Victora wrote a large quantity of choral church music. Victoria left some twenty settings of the Mass, in addition to a number of Magnificats, Lamentations, responsories, anthems, psalms, motets and hymns. - Malaspina Biography

Sheet music: Tomas Luis de Victoria

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