Victoria: Missa De Beata Maria Virgine & Missa Surge propera
Following the success of the Westminster Cathedral Lay Clerks in their sumptuous men-only recording of Victoria’s Missa Gaudeamus, the choir returns to full ranks for a further issue in their survey of the Masses of this undisputed Master of the Renaissance.
This new recording opens with Victoria’s five-part setting of the Marian antiphon Salve regina, followed by two of the composer’s Masses: Missa De Beata Maria Virgine and Missa Surge propera, which is preceded by its Palestrina model.
Released to mark the conclusion of a highly successful American tour, this album finds the choir in superb voice and the thrillingly involved sound is perfectly coloured by the Westminster resonance.
1. Salve regina a 5 1583 - ]Missa De Beata Maria Virgine
5. Sanctus and Benedictus
6. Agnus Dei
7. Surge, propera amica mea, et veni
11. Sanctus and Benedictus
12. Agnus Dei