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TOMÁS LUIS DE VICTORIA From the Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae (Office for Holy Week):
Feria sexta. In Passione Domini (Good Friday)
Sabbato Sancto (Holy Saturday)
End of concert approx. 11:30 pm
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Michael König, SpeakerAndrés Montilla-Acurero, Tenor La Capella Reial de Catalunya Hespèrion XXIJordi Savall, Viola da Gamba
Jordi Savall, Musical concept and direction
Maria Bartels, Dramaturgical concept and text compilation
SERIES "Ouverture spirituelle · Passion"
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
The Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae – a collection of 37 sacred chants written for Holy Week (Rome, 1585) – is the important Spanish Renaissance composer Tomás Luis de Victoria’s (1548–1611) most famous work. The chants were intended to be sung at mass on Palm Sunday and during the three Tenebrae that were conducted from midnight until the early hours of the morning. Jordi Savall and his ensembles will be performing this rarely heard early masterpiece of western polyphony over two evenings (see also Officium 1 – La Capella Reial · Hespèrion XXI · Savall). Leading from the darkness into the light, the chants will be accompanied by spiritual texts on the theme of the ‘passion of the soul’.
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