Stile Antico Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories

Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories

Stile Antico

Verschenen op 9 maart 2018 bij harmonia mundi

Hoofdartiest: Stile Antico

Genre: Klassiek

Onderscheidingen: 4F de Télérama ( maart 2018) - Gramophone Editor's Choice ( mei 2018)

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The Tenebræ responsories come from an immense collection of polyphonic music for Holy Week, the Officium Hebdomadæ Sanctæ, published by Victoria in 1585, which brings together several pieces written during the twenty years he spent in Rome. The responsories, brought together here, form part of a much longer Tenebræ, which essentially combined the monastic Hours of matins and lauds, for each of the final three days of the Holy Week. One of the characteristic traits of this service consists in the progressive extinguishing of fifteen votive candles until the church is finally plunged into the darkness from which the ceremony draws its name. The responsory is one part of a much broader liturgy, which was for the most part sung in plainsong. The musical richness of Victoria's polyphonic compositions made a striking contrast to this liturgy. Such an effect is harder to effect in concert, or even on a recording, where we are outside the liturgical context: here, we have uninterrupted polyphony. While the music is very varied, the uninterrupted use of the same mode and the same textures in three or four pieces throughout these 18 Responsories could, at times, give the impression that one is listening to a single piece. To counteract that impression, here and there the Stile Antico vocal ensemble has introduced extracts from readings of the Lamentations, sung in plainsong at the end of each Responsory. And so the contrast is restored. The programme closes with the luminous and oh-so-soothing six-voice motet for Holy Week O Domine Jesu Christi, again published in Rome in 1576. © SM/Qobuz

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Album : 1 album - 22 tracks Totale duur : 01:11:09

  1. 1 Maundy Thursday Responsories, Second and Third Nocturns: I. Amicus meus

    Tomás Luis de Victoria, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  2. 2 Maundy Thursday Responsories, Second and Third Nocturns: II. Judas mercator

    Tomás Luis de Victoria, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  3. 3 Maundy Thursday Responsories, Second and Third Nocturns: III. Unus ex discipulis meis

    Tomás Luis de Victoria, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  4. 4 Maundy Thursday Responsories, Second and Third Nocturns: IV. Eram quasi agnus

    Tomás Luis de Victoria, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  5. 5 Maundy Thursday Responsories, Second and Third Nocturns: V. Una hora

    Tomás Luis de Victoria, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  6. 6 Maundy Thursday Responsories, Second and Third Nocturns: VI. Seniores populi

    Tomás Luis de Victoria, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  7. 7 Plainsong: Incipit lamentatio Jeremiæ

    Anonymous, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  8. 8 Good Friday Responsories, Second and Third Nocturns: I. Tamquam ad latronem

    Tomás Luis de Victoria, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  9. 9 Good Friday Responsories, Second and Third Nocturns: II. Tenebræ factæ sunt

    Tomás Luis de Victoria, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  10. 10 Good Friday Responsories, Second and Third Nocturns: III. Animam meam dilectam

    Tomás Luis de Victoria, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  11. 11 Good Friday Responsories, Second and Third Nocturns: IV. Tradiderunt me

    Tomás Luis de Victoria, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  12. 12 Good Friday Responsories, Second and Third Nocturns: V. Jesum tradidit impius

    Tomás Luis de Victoria, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  13. 13 Good Friday Responsories, Second and Third Nocturns: VI. Caligaverunt oculi mei

    Tomás Luis de Victoria, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  14. 14 Plainsong: De lamentatione Jeremiæ

    Anonymous, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  15. 15 Holy Saturday Responsories, Second and Third Nocturns: I. Recessit pastor noster

    Tomás Luis de Victoria, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  16. 16 Holy Saturday Responsories, Second and Third Nocturns: II. O vos omnes

    Tomás Luis de Victoria, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  17. 17 Holy Saturday Responsories, Second and Third Nocturns: III. Ecce quomodo moritur

    Tomás Luis de Victoria, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  18. 18 Holy Saturday Responsories, Second and Third Nocturns: IV. Astiterunt reges terræ

    Tomás Luis de Victoria, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  19. 19 Holy Saturday Responsories, Second and Third Nocturns: V. Æstimatus sum

    Tomás Luis de Victoria, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  20. 20 Holy Saturday Responsories, Second and Third Nocturns: VI. Sepulto Domino

    Tomás Luis de Victoria, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  21. 21 Plainsong: De lamentatione Jeremiæ Prophetæ

    Anonymous, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

  22. 22 Motet: O Domine Jesu Christe

    Tomás Luis de Victoria, Composer - Stile Antico, Ensemble, MainArtist Auteursrecht : harmonia mundi harmonia mundi

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  • The Tenebræ responsories come from an immense collection of polyphonic music for Holy Week, the Officium Hebdomadæ Sanctæ, published by Victoria in 1585, which brings together several pieces written during the twenty years he spent in Rome. The responsories, brought together here, form part of a much longer Tenebræ, which essentially combined the monastic Hours of matins and lauds, for each of the final three days of the Holy Week. One of the characteristic traits of this service consists in the progressive extinguishing of fifteen votive candles until the church is finally plunged into the darkness from which the ceremony draws its name. The responsory is one part of a much broader liturgy, which was for the most part sung in plainsong. The musical richness of Victoria's polyphonic compositions made a striking contrast to this liturgy. Such an effect is harder to effect in concert, or even on a recording, where we are outside the liturgical context: here, we have uninterrupted polyphony. While the music is very varied, the uninterrupted use of the same mode and the same textures in three or four pieces throughout these 18 Responsories could, at times, give the impression that one is listening to a single piece. To counteract that impression, here and there the Stile Antico vocal ensemble has introduced extracts from readings of the Lamentations, sung in plainsong at the end of each Responsory. And so the contrast is restored. The programme closes with the luminous and oh-so-soothing six-voice motet for Holy Week O Domine Jesu Christi, again published in Rome in 1576. © SM/Qobuz

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