February 2009

#09-09 (02/23/09)

Victoria’s Requiem

Harry Christophers' ensemble The Sixteen gives us the great Requiem of Tomas Luis de Victoria, written upon the death of his beloved patron, Empress Maria.

Composer: Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

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#09-08 (02/16/09)

Victoria: Ne timeas, Maria

The Spanish ensemble Al Ayre Espagnol gives us one of the great monuments of Renaissance art, Victoria's Missa Salve Regina, with other devotional settings for the Virgin Mary.

Composer: Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)

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#09-07 (02/09/09)

Triste Espagna sin ventura

Like the Cancionero de Palacio, the Cancionero de Upsala (named for the library where it is kept) was a collection of popular song of the mid-16th century; the ensemble Le Poeme Harmonique brings it to life.

Composer: Juan del Encina 1468-1530, Cabézon,

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#09-06 (02/02/09)

Morales: Lamentations and Magnificats

For five centuries, Cristobal de Morales (1500-1553) was in the shadow of Guerrero and Victoria; the Ensemble Plus Ultra directed by Michael Noone reveals the true genius of this Spanish master.

Composer: Cristóbal de Morales ca.1500-1553

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