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In the late 16th century when vocal polyphony was developing into the excesses of the late Italian madrigal and the powerplay of multi-choir writing in Venice, Victoria, in Rome, chose to write his 18 Tenebrae settings with the simplest texture imaginable: four voices with internal sections for just two or three parts.  These perfect miniatures force the question: how can so little mean so much?Victoria's austere yet profoundly moving setting of the Responsories for the services of Tenebrae (shadows) is one of the great classics of Renaissance music.  In this new recording sung by solo voices it is restored to the low pitch and voicing intended by the composer.These perfect miniatures are interspersed with nine of Christopher Reid's heart-rending poems from his 2009 collection and Costa Book of the Year winner, 'A Scattering', a moving collection on the dying and death of his wife.
In the late 16th century when vocal polyphony was developing into the excesses of the late Italian madrigal and the powerplay of multi-choir writing in Venice, Victoria, in Rome, chose to write his 18 Tenebrae settings with the simplest texture imaginable: four voices with internal sections for just two or three parts.  These perfect miniatures force the question: how can so little mean so much?Victoria's austere yet profoundly moving setting of the Responsories for the services of Tenebrae (shadows) is one of the great classics of Renaissance music.  In this new recording sung by solo voices it is restored to the low pitch and voicing intended by the composer.These perfect miniatures are interspersed with nine of Christopher Reid's heart-rending poems from his 2009 collection and Costa Book of the Year winner, 'A Scattering', a moving collection on the dying and death of his wife.
828021620423
Hollingworth / Luis De Victoria / I Fagiolini - Tenebrae Responsories

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Format: CD
Label: CORO
Rel. Date: 03/01/2024
UPC: 828021620423

Tenebrae Responsories
Artist: Hollingworth / Luis De Victoria / I Fagiolini
Format: CD
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In the late 16th century when vocal polyphony was developing into the excesses of the late Italian madrigal and the powerplay of multi-choir writing in Venice, Victoria, in Rome, chose to write his 18 Tenebrae settings with the simplest texture imaginable: four voices with internal sections for just two or three parts.  These perfect miniatures force the question: how can so little mean so much?Victoria's austere yet profoundly moving setting of the Responsories for the services of Tenebrae (shadows) is one of the great classics of Renaissance music.  In this new recording sung by solo voices it is restored to the low pitch and voicing intended by the composer.These perfect miniatures are interspersed with nine of Christopher Reid's heart-rending poems from his 2009 collection and Costa Book of the Year winner, 'A Scattering', a moving collection on the dying and death of his wife.
        
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