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Christ Church
Cross Street
North Yorkshire
BD23 2AH


Tomas Luis de VictoriaLamentations for Maundy Thursday
Tomas Luis de VictoriaAmicus meus osculi me
Tomas Luis de VictoriaJudas mercator pessimus
Tomas Luis de VictoriaUnus ex discipulis meis
~ Interval ~
Tomas Luis de VictoriaLamentations for Good Friday
Tomas Luis de VictoriaTamquam ad latronem existis
Tomas Luis de VictoriaTenebrae factae sunt
Tomas Luis de VictoriaAnimam meam dilectam


Robert Webb – Conductor

Pinsuti Chamber Choir

Programme Note


Pinsuti return to their traditional strengths in early music with Victoria’s “Lamentations of Jeremiah”, in the ideally suited acoustics of Christ Church, Skipton. Victoria's nine “Lamentations”, which set extracts from the Old Testament lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem, contain some of his most intensely moving music and rank among his greatest achievements.

Less well-known than Palestrina, Victoria was the pre-eminent Spanish musician of the Late Renaissance. Born in Spain around 1548, during his twenties he studied in Rome, possibly under Palestrina himself. A leading figure in Roman church music until 1587, Victoria then returned to Spain.

Pinsuti will perform six “Lamentations” and a selection of the “Tenebrae Responsories”, also originally intended to be performed during Holy Week, with texts mainly from the Gospels, relating to the Passion of Christ. These penitential and contemplative works elevate the spirit with their soaring harmonies and gentle interplay of voices.

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