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Author Rees, Owen, author.

Title The Requiem of Tomás Luis de Victoria (1603) / Owen Rees.

Publication Info. Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    782.3238 Victoria,T REE    Available
Description xiv, 262 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Music in context
Music in context.
Bibliography Includes bibliography (pages 241-252), discography (pages 253-254) and index.
Contents Introduction : "Requiem for an age?" -- Chaplain of the Empress -- María's exequies in context -- Publishing the Officium defunctorum -- Fashioning the Requiem -- "The crowning work of a great genius" -- Epilogue : Requiem for our age? -- Appendices.
Summary Victoria's Requiem is among the best-loved and most-performed musical works of the Renaissance, and is often held to be 'a Requiem for an age', representing the summation of golden-age Spanish polyphony. Yet it has been the focus of surprisingly little research. Owen Rees's multifaceted study brings together the historical and ritual contexts for the work's genesis, the first detailed musical analysis of the Requiem itself, and the long story of its circulation and reception. Victoria composed this music in 1603 for the exequies of Maria of Austria, and oversaw its publication two years later. A rich variety of contemporary documentation allows these events - and the nature of music in Habsburg exequies - to be reconstructed vividly. Rees then locates Victoria's music within the context of a vast international repertory of Requiems, much of it previously unstudied, and identifies the techniques which render this work so powerfully distinctive and coherent. -- Book jacket.
Subject Victoria, Tomás Luis de, approximately 1548-1611. Officium defunctorum.
Maria, Empress, consort of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, 1528-1603 -- Death and burial.
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