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Newbury Spring Festival
Sponsored by: Mr and Mrs David Bruce, The Greenwood Trust and The Sackler Trust
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St Nicolas Church

 

Tenebrae

Spanish Glories of the Sixteenth Century

Friday 17th May

NB: St Nicolas Church, Newbury RG14 5HG 
7.30pm (ends approx 9.20pm)
£32
£27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nigel Short conductor

 

Tenebrae present its BBC Music Magazine award-winning interpretation of Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Requiem Mass for Six Voices, written in 1603 and published in 1605.

 

This masterpiece is one of a handful of large-scale works which enjoys mainstream appeal in the 21st century. For many, it represents what Renaissance polyphony is, what it sounds and feels like, and how expressive it can be.

 

This programme for Douai Abbey, with its glorious acoustic also features a selection from Victoria’s Tenebrae Responsories and Lamentations for Holy Saturday alongside the captivating Versa est in luctum by his contemporary Alonso Lobo.

 

"Victoria called on all his imaginative resources in this Requiem, and Tenebrae interprets them magnificently." The Daily Telegraph

 

 

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