Tomas Luis de Victoria 400th, Part 2

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Program: #11-42, Air Date: 10/10/11

We continue with the 400th Anniversary Victoria set featuring the Ensemble Plus Ultra directed by Michael Noone, with some of the works that include instrumental accompaniment.

 NOTE: All of the music on these two programs is from the spectacular 10-CD set created in honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of Tomas Luis de Victoria. The Ensemble Plus Ultra directed by Michael Noone with guest artists include many world-premiere recordings of pieces by the great Spanish master (more information from the Plus Ultra web site is at the end of the list). This collection is on the Archiv label, and is CD #477-9747. While in two programs, we could only include a fraction of what is available in this box set, we have included a complete listing for all ten discs.

CD 1: Victoria: Veni, Sancte Spiritus; Missa Pro victoria; Missa Pro defunctis

Tomas Luis de Victoria

1. Veni Sancte Spiritus
Missa Pro Victoria
2. Kyrie
3. Gloria
4. Credo
5. Sanctus - Benedictus
6. Agnus Dei
7. Super Flumina Babylonis

Missa Pro Defunctis
8. Introitus
9. Kyrie
10. Graduale
11. Offertorium
12. Sanctus & Benedictus
13. Agnus Dei
14. Communio
15. Responsorium: Libera me
16. Peccantem me
17. Credo quod redemptor

Michael Noone, Ensemble Plus Ultra

Total Playing Time 1:17:18

CD 2: Victoria: Lamentationes Jeremiae

Tomas Luis de Victoria

Lamentations

1. Vere languores
2. Pueri hebraeorum
3. Incipit lamentatio. Aleph. Quomodo sedet
4. Vau. Et egressus est
5. Jod. Manum suam
6. O Domine Jesu Christe
7. Heth. Cogitavit Dominus
8. Lamed. Matribus suis
9. Aleph. Ego vir
10. O vos omnes
11. Heth. Misericordie
12. Aleph. Quomodo
13. Incipit Oratio Jeremiae

Michael Noone, Ensemble Plus Ultra

Total Playing Time 1:12:41

CD 3: Victoria: Missa Gaudeamus; Magnificat Octavi Toni; Missa Ave Maris Stella

Tomas Luis de Victoria

Missa Gaudeamus
1. Kyrie
2. Gloria
3. Credo
4. Sanctus
5. Benedictus
6. Agnus Dei
7. Magnificat Octavi Toni
8. Vidi Aquam

Missa Ave Maris Stella
9. Kyrie
10. Gloria
11. Credo
12. Sanctus
13. Benedictus
14. Agnus Dei

Michael Noone, Ensemble Plus Ultra

Total Playing Time 1:13:56

CD 4: Victoria: Missa de Beata Virgine; Magnificat Primi Toni; Marian Motets

Tomas Luis de Victoria

1. Ave María
2. Vidi Speciosam
3. Gaude Maria Virgo

Missa de Beata Virgine
4. Kyrie
5.Gloria
6. Credo
7.Sanctus
8. Benedictus
9. Agnus Dei
10. Quam Pulchri Sunt
11. Sancta Maria
12. Trahe Me Post Te
13. Magnificat Primi Toni (Antifona: Virgo Prudentissima)
14. Beata Es Virgo

Ensemble Plus Ultra

Total Playing Time 1:07:59

CD 5: Victoria: Missa Alma Redemptoris Mater, Magnificats & Marian Motets

Tomas Luis de Victoria

1.
Magnificat Primi Toni
2.
Alma redemptoris

 Missa Alma Redemptoris Mater
3. Kyrie
4. Gloria
5. Credo
6. Sanctus
7. Benedictus
8. Agnus Dei
9. Ut queant laxis
10. Magnificat quarti toni
11. Vadam et circuibo (arr. Bovicelli)
12. Pange lingua gloriosi 'more hispano' (con un verso para órgano por A. de Cabezón)

Ensemble Plus Ultra

Total Playing Time 1:17:32

CD 6: Victoria: Missa O quam gloriosum; Hymns & Motets

Tomas Luis de Victoria

1. Tu es Petrus
2. Christe redemptor omnium
3. Doctor bonus
4. Tibi Christe
5. Descendit angelus
6. O doctor optime
7. O quam gloriosum
8. Missa O quam: Kyrie
9. Missa O quam: Gloria
10. Missa O quam: Credo
11. Missa O quam: Sanctus
12. Missa O quam: Benedictus
13. Missa O quam: Agnus
14. Lauda mater ecclesia
15. O decus apostolicum
16. Aurea luce et decore

Ensemble Plus Ultra

Total Playing Time 1:01:54

CD 7: Victoria: Music for the Easter Liturgy in Habsburg Madrid c. 1600

Tomas Luis de Victoria

Liturgia de Pascua en el Madrid de los Austrias

1. Laetatus sum

Liturgia de Pascua en el Madrid de los Austrias

Ad Vigliam Paschalem

2. Laudate pueri (Antiphona: Alleluia)

Liturgia de Pascua en el Madrid de los Austrias

Ad Vigliam Paschalem

3. Magnificat (Antiphona: Vespere autem)

Ensemble Plus Ultra

Liturgia de Pascua en el Madrid de los Austrias

Ad Missam

4. Introitus: Resurrexi et adhuc tecum sum

Schola Antiqua

Missa Laetatus sum
5. Kyrie
6. Gloria
7. Credo
8. Sanctus
9. Agnus Dei

Liturgia de Pascua en el Madrid de los Austrias

Ad Vesperas

10. Alleluia. Angelus Domini

Schola Antiqua

11. Sequentia: Victimae paschali laudes
12.Himnus: Ad caenam Agni providi
13. Ecce nunc benedicite Dominum (Antiphona: Miserere mihi)

Antiphona: Regina coeli laetare

Ensemble Plus Ultra

Total Playing Time 1:04:18

CD 8: Victoria: Missa Ave Regina, Motets & Music for Vespers

Tomas Luis de Victoria

1. Nigra sum sed formosa, I 136 (6vv)
2. Senex puerum portabat, I 17 (4vv)
3. Salve Regina, IV 72 (6vv)
4. Dixit Dominus Domino meo, VII 1 (8vv)
5. Magnificat Quinti toni (versos pares), III 37 (6vv)
6. Laudate Dominum omnes gentes, VII 20 (8vv)
7. Ave regina caelorum, VI 1 (8vv)

Missa Ave Regina (8vv & Organ)
8. Kyrie
9. Gloria
10. Credo
11. Benedictus
12. Agnus
13. Date ei et fructu (4vv)
14. O sacrum convivium, I 34 (6vv)

Ensemble Plus Ultra

Total Playing Time 1:00:01

CD 9: Victoria: Missa Salve Regina & Motets

Tomas Luis de Victoria

1. Lauda Sion
2. Domine non sum dignus
3. Salve Regina
4. Ave maris stella
5. Ego sum panis vivus
6. Tantum ergo

Missa Salve
7. Kyrie
8. Gloria
9. Credo
10. Sanctus et Benedictus
11. Agnus Dei
12. O sacrum convivium
13. Litaniæ de Beata Virgine

Ensemble Plus Ultra, Michael Noone

Total Playing Time 59:27

CD 10: Victoria: Motets & Hymns for the Liturgical Year

Tomas Luis de Victoria

1. Surrexit pastor bonus
2. O lux et decus Hispaniae
3. O regem coeli
4. Magi viderunt stellam
5. Conditor alme siderum
6. Vadam et circuibo civitatem
7. Duo seraphim
8. Veni creator spiritus
9. O magnum mysterium
10. Ascendens Christus
11. Dum complerentur dies Pentecostes
12. Hostis Herodes
13. Quem vidistis, pastores
14. Ardens est cor meum

Ensemble Plus Ultra, Michael Noone

Total Playing Time 1:03:17

Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611) is universally acknowledged as the finest of Spain’s Golden Age composers, indeed one of the greatest composers of all time. Ensemble Plus Ultra is proud to have been chosen by the Fundación Caja Madrid to record for DGG Archiv a monumental collection of Victoria’s works to celebrate the 400th anniversary of his death in 2011. In this same year—2011—Ensemble Plus Ultra celebrates its tenth birthday.

Our series of ten CDs brings together a total of 42 musicians from more than five countries in recordings of more than 90 works by the greatest of the Spanish polyphonists. With the support of a team that included three recording producers and engineers, we spent more than 60 days in 2008 and 2009 recording more than 12 hours of music in such acoustically superb environments as the colegial church in Lerma, the iglesia de San Pedro in Tordesillas, and St Judes-on-the-hill in London.

In this exciting venture, we are joined by the specialist instrumentalists of His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts (dir. Jeremy West), Spanish plainsong specialists Schola Antiqua (dir. Juan Carlos Asensio) and renowned organist Andrés Cea Galan who plays the historic organs of Tordesillas and Lerma. The series of recordings is a project of the Fundación Caja Madrid, and the CDs will appear on the DGG Archiv label. The entire project was directed by Michael Noone.

Though we are more accustomed to associating Victoria with his native Ávila or his adopted Rome, he is in fact the composer who can be most closely be associated with Madrid. During the more than a quarter of a century that he lived in the Spanish capital, he published almost one half of his entire compositional output. For this reason, we have recorded almost all of the works that Victoria published in his landmark publication of 1600, the Missae, Magnificat, motecta, psalmi et alia quam plurima published by the royal printer, Juan de Flandes. In addition, we have recorded many works—or previously unedited versions of works—by Victoria that are found only in manuscripts, that have been specially edited from those manuscripts for this project, and that have never before been recorded. Highlights in this category include the nine lamentations that are preserved in a Sistine Chapel manuscript and the 12 works (including three masses and six magnificats) from a manuscript choirbook at Toledo cathedral. Other previously unrecorded masterworks include Bovicelli’s extraordinary virtuosic arrangement of Victoria’s Vadam et circuibo and a large number of ‘alternatim’ works featuring verses for organ, plainsong and wind instruments.

Composer Info

Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611)

CD Info

CD #477-9747