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Victoria: Ave Regina Caelorum, Etc / Baker, Westminster


Release Date: 11/09/2004 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67479   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Martin Baker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

There's some wonderful music on this CD, highlighting some of Victoria's woefully under-recorded polychoral works--among them the eight-part Mass Ave Regina caelorum and motets Dixit Dominus, Laudate Dominum omnes gentes, and Ave Maria, as well as the 12-voice Laetatus sum--but unfortunately, this otherwise excellent program is seriously hampered by harsh, saturated sound uncharacteristic of Hyperion and the Westminster Cathedral Choir's usual first-class productions. If you're interested in a particular work, a few of the ones performed here are available on various other recordings in better sound--but you'll be hard-pressed to find the Mass or the four-part Magnificat septimi toni anywhere else. Apparently the Westminster Cathedral can Read more be a tricky place to record voices--a handful of the choir's recordings over the past couple of decades have displayed a somewhat glassy quality in the treble, but not to this degree. Still, as mentioned above, the music here is worth hearing by anyone who wants to get to know a neglected side of Victoria, one that in many respects shows its roots in the 16th-century Italian cathedral style that influenced Victoria's early years as a musician.

--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ave regina coelorum by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Martin Baker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
Language: Latin 
2.
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Martin Baker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1581; Spain 
Language: Latin 
3.
Laetatus sum by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Martin Baker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1583 
Language: Latin 
4.
Missa "Ave regina coelorum" by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Martin Baker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1600; Spain 
Language: Latin 
5.
Ave Maria à 4 by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Martin Baker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Language: Latin 
6.
Dixit Dominus by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Martin Baker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1581; Rome, Italy 
Language: Latin 
7.
Laudate pueri Dominum by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Martin Baker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1581; Rome, Italy 
Language: Latin 
8.
Nisi Dominus by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Martin Baker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1576; Rome, Italy 
Language: Latin 
9.
Magnificat septimi toni by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Martin Baker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1581; Rome, Italy 
Language: Latin 
10.
Ave Maria, gratia plena à 8 by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Conductor:  Martin Baker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1572; Italy 
Language: Latin 

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