Victoria (16c.)

Compiled by Jerome F. Weber

The Victoria Masses and Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae have existed as working lists for many years. The discography has been refreshed from the original records and newly reformatted to match the Du Fay and Josquin des Prez discographies previously posted on this website. There are 20 authentic Masses and the dubious Missa Dominica; all of them have been available on records since 1999.

Victoria set the Magnificat 18 times, but only 11 settings are known to be represented among the 35 recordings. There are 16 settings in all the modes, both odd and even verses; another setting in the first mode is through-composed for eight voices, and a setting in the sixth mode is through-composed for 12 voices. Four recordings not heard have not been identified as odd-verse or even-verse polyphony. The motets and other works are identified according to the Pedrell edition; only four motets and an antiphon have not been recorded, as noted.

Discographies of the Magnificats and the Masses were published on this site in January 2019. The other works have been newly compiled. Classical-discography.org, Michael Gray’s website, has provided additional details. Additional entries were found in the discography published by Eugene Casjen Cramer in 1998.

The recordings of each work are arranged chronologically, citing conductor, ensemble, date of recording if known, and timing if available; then the format of the recording (ac, 78, 45, 33, LP, LP quad, MC, CD, SACD, DVD), the label, the issue number(s), titles of collections, and track or band numbers.

Additions and corrections may be conveyed to the compiler for inclusion in a revised version of the work. Go to Chantdiscography.com and click on ‘contact us’. A scan of a CD booklet that provides needed data would be invaluable.

 

Masses, page 2

Magnificats, page 10

Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae, page 13

Motets and other works, page 20

PMMS Tomas Luis de Victoria Discography May 2020 (opens PDF)

January 2019; November 2019; revised May 2020

 

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