Tomás Luis de Victoria

The greatest spanish composer of the Renaissance

Background Information

Born: 1548, Avilla Spain


Composed "O magnum mysterium," "O vos omnes," and "Vere languores."


Early training as choir boy at Ávila Cathedral


Genuinely religious


Antonio de Cabezón was his biggest patron



O Vos Omnes (Casals) - King's College, Cambridge

O Vos Omnes



Written in 1572


Still found chanted in churches


Originally four people chanting of a man spreading his sorrow


Interesting to me because it was written hundreds of years ago and is still popular


Still based on religion even in the time of Humanism

Victoria's "-ism"

Victoria's piece O Vos Omnes shows humanism because it is going back to the traditional form of chanting.



Citations

ESCANDON, LEE MATTHEW. "Tomas Luis de Victoria." Europe, 1450 to 1789:Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World. Ed. Jonathan Dewald. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004. Biography in Context. Web. 17 Nov. 2013.


"Tomás Luis de Victoria." <i>Interlude.hk</i>. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. &lt;http://www.interlude.hk/front/tomas-luis-de-victoria/&gt;.


"O Vos Omnes (Casals) - King's College, Cambridge." <i>YouTube</i>. YouTube, 6 Apr. 2010. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. &lt;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlcAqb-h98A&gt;.