Donald Macleod is joined by Jeremy Summerly to explore Victoria's life and works.


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COTW0101The Crown Of The Spanish School20080630 Victoria was a contemporary of Palestrina in Rome, and in this programme, Donald and Jeremy discuss the merit of comparing the two great composers.
Jeremy also introduces some of his own performances with the Oxford Camerata of Victoria's music.
Motet: O Quam Gloriosum
Oxford Camerata
Jeremy Summerly (conductor)
Motet: Ascendens Christus in Altum
Choir of Westminster Cathedral
David Hill (Master of the Music)
Magnificat Sexti Toni a 12
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers (director)
Motet: O Magnum Mysterium
Sanctus; Benedictus; Agnus Dei (Missa O Magnum Mysterium)
Carlos Mena (countertenor)
Juan Carlos Rivera (vihuela)
Francisco Rubio Gallego (cornet)
Missa O Quam Gloriosum
COTW0102The Young Jesuit20080701 Donald Macleod and Jeremy Summerly explore Victoria's early years when, as a chorister at Avila Cathedral, he cut his teeth as a musician, going on to start his theological education at the local Jesuit School which was endorsed by St Teresa of Avila.
When his voice broke, Victoria travelled to Rome to enrol as an international boarder at the Jesuit Collegium Germanicum.
Thus began a rich and varied career in the city spanning 20 years.
Motet: Ave Maria
Oxford Camerata
Jeremy Summerly (conductor)
Motet: Salve Regina a 6
La Sestina
Adriano Giardina (director)
Ardens est cor meum
Missa Salve a 8
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers (director)
Motet: Ne Timeas, Maria a 4
Senex
Puerem Portabat (instrumental)
La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Hesperion XX
Jordi Savall (director)
Super Flumina Babylonis
Pro Cantione Antiqua
Bruno Turner (director).
COTW0103The Roman International20080702 Focusing on Victoria's extensive collection of music for Holy Week, Donald Macleod and Jeremy Summerly explain how the composer took full advantage of the opportunities open to him in 16th-century Rome - an exciting city for any budding musician or priest.
He was employed as a musician at two of the local Spanish churches and at two of the city's Jesuit colleges before being fast-tracked to the priesthood.
Lauda Sion Salvatorem
Joseph Cullen (organ continuo)
Choir of Westminster Cathedral
James O'Donnell (Master of Music)
Tenebrae Responsaries for Good Friday (Second Nocturn)
Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips (director)
Lamentations for Good Friday (Lectio I)
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers (director)
Motets: Estote Fortes in Bello; Veni Sponsa Christi (1585)
The Cardinall's Musick
Andrew Carwood (director)
Crucifixus missa quam pulchri sunt
Juan Carlos Rivera (vihuela)
St John's Passion
La Colombina
Josep Cabre (conductor).
COTW0104A Quiet Life In Spain20080703 Donald Macleod and Jeremy Summerly consider Victoria's life at the Convento de las Descalzas Reales in Madrid, where Victoria was personal chaplain to the King's sister, the Dowager Empress Maria.
Trahe me, post te
La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Hesperion XX
Jordi Savall (director)
Laetatus sum a 12
The Sixteen
Janequin: La guerre (La bataille de Marignan)
A Sei Voci
Labyrinthes
Bernard Fabre-Garrus (director)
Missa pro Victoria
The Cardinall's Musick
Andrew Carwood (director)
Magnificat Primi toni a 8
COTW0105 LASTA Swan Song For An Empress20080704 Donald Macleod and Jeremy Summerly focus on Victoria's final work - a Requiem dedicated to the memory of the Dowager Empress Maria at the Convento de las Descalzas Reales in Madrid.
Victoria spent his final 24 years there - first in the Empress's services and, after her death in 1603, as convent organist.
Taedet Animam Meam (Requiem)
Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips (director)
Veni, Sancte Spiritus
The Choir of Westminster Cathedral
Joseph Cullen (organ continuo)
James O'Donnell (Master of Music)
Britten: Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Vittoria
Iain Farrington (organ)
Requiem
COTW0201A Life In The Service Of God2011082220130408Donald Macleod focuses on the religious fervour of Victoria's life and music.
Victoria's life and music burned with religious fervour. Swept up by the Catholic revival of the counter-reformation, he kept company with saints and created music to inspire the faithful. Presented by Donald Macleod.
Victoria's life and music burned with religious fervour.
Swept up by the Catholic revival of the counter-reformation, he kept company with saints and created music to inspire the faithful.
Presented by Donald Macleod.
COTW0202Childhood And Education2011082320130409Donald Macleod discusses Victoria's early life in the city of Avila.
Donald Macleod discovers how Victoria's early life in Avila: 'City of Song and Saints' set the course of his destiny to become one of the greatest and most pious composers of his age.
COTW0203Finding Work In Rome2011082420130410Donald Macleod discusses Victoria's search for work in Rome.
Recently graduated from seminary, Victoria finds himself looking for work just as opportunities for musicians in Rome are dramatically increasing. Where will the young cleric choose to make his mark? Presented by Donald Macleod.
Recently graduated from seminary, Victoria finds himself looking for work just as opportunities for musicians in Rome are dramatically increasing.
Where will the young cleric choose to make his mark? Presented by Donald Macleod 
COTW0204A Priest In Rome2011082520130411Donald Macleod explores Victoria found work as a musician inseparable from being a priest.
As one of the brightest musical talents in Rome, all kinds of prestigious positions could have been in his sights, but Victoria found himself drawn to a more spiritual vocation. Presented by Donald Macleod
As one of the brightest musical talents in Rome, all kinds of prestigious positions could have been in his sights, but Victoria found himself drawn to a more spiritual vocation.
Presented by Donald Macleod 
COTW0205 LASTReturn To Spain2011082620130412Donald Macleod on why, at the height of his success, Victoria decided to return home.
At the height of his success, Victoria decided to return home, abandoning his career in Rome for a comfortable life of religious devotion in the service of the most luxurious convent in Spain. Presented by Donald Macleod 

Duration

  • 01 Hours

Genre

  • Classical
  • Music

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