Introitus: Requiem aeternam (1605)

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victirrq.nwc (November 2002) 3 kB
Full name of work:Introitus: Requiem aeternam (1605)
Composer:Victoria, Tomas Luis de (1548 - 1611), Spanish
About:http://www.dovesong.com/positive.....nce/Victoria.asp
Lyricist:[Office of the Dead]
First line:Requiem eternam dona eis, Domine (Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord)
Music category:Choral, Renaissance
Instruments:none / voices: SSATTB
Name of file creator:Swinnen, Ivo
e-mail address:ifs "at" skynet "dot" be
Running time:00:06:30
Comments:This is the first part of Victoria's 'Officium defunctorum' for 6 voices, which he composed for the occasion of the obsequies for Dowager Empress Maria of Spain in April 1603. It was published in 1605 and is regarded as a masterpiece for its extraordinary sonority and solemn grandeur.
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