The Sixteen: The Victoria Collection
Victoria: Vexilla Regis Pange lingua Salve Regina Ave Regina caelorum a 5 Quam pulchri sunt gressus tui Salve Regina a 8 Missa Salve a 8 Ave maris stella a 4 Alma Redemptoris Mater a 8 Regina caeli laetare a 8 Ave Maria a 8 Magnificat a 8 Requiem 1605 'Officium defunctorum' Nigra sum Trahe me post te Ave Regina caelorum for eight voices Taedet animam meam Versa est in luctum Libera me Domine Lamentations of Jeremiah Missa Laetatus sum a 12 Motet: Laetatus sum a 12 Veni Creator Spiritus for 4 voices Vadam et circuibo civitatem Motet: Vidi speciosam a 6 Hymn: Ad caenam Agni providi a 4 Magnificat Sexti toni a 12
2011 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Tomás Luis de Victoria. This remarkable Spaniard epitomized the emotion and fervour of Renaissance Europe and could be considered the most outstanding composer of his time. This new boxed set contains four of The Sixteen’s celebrated Victoria recordings for the price of three including his masterpiece, the Requiem of 1605 recorded in surround sound and released in SACD format. A beautifully packaged set, which compliments perfectly the release of The Sixteen's newest recording by the composer - Hail, Mother of the Redeemer, also features some of the composer's Lamentations for Holy week. What could make a more appropriate Easter gift?