Great cicles: Tomás Luis de Victoria - Victoria XXI

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Victoria pubished in the Royal Printing in Madrid in 1605 his last edition: Officium Defunctorum for the empress Maria de Austria, his protector during his time in Spain. We liste to this great piece, one of the best in his catalogue, by Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh  as the conductor. We also listen to the motet Versa est in luctum by Alonso Lobo, one of Antonio de Cabezón ‘s pieces (the Empress childhood teacher) and Dies Irae from “Mass pro Defunctis” by Mateo Romero, master of the Royal Chapel in Victoria’s time.