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.


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