Tomás Luis de Victoria (c.1548-1611)

In 2011, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Victoria’s death, the BBC produced a one-hour documentary entitled “God’s Composer.” Hosted by actor (and former chorister) Simon Russell Beale, the program featured performances of Victoria’s music by The Sixteen, conducted by Harry Christophers. The program was an extension of the BBC’s earlier “Sacred Music” series.

For an introduction to Victoria’s life and work, read “Christus Victoriae.” This article focuses on music written by Victoria for Holy Week.

Works by Tomás Luis de Victoria in the
All Saints Choir repertoire

Caligaverunt oculi mei

Conditor alme siderum

Eram quasi agnus

Genitori genitoque

Hosanna filio David

Jesus, traditit impius

Judas, mercator pessimus

Kyrie (from Missa O magnum mysterium)

Laudate, pueri, Dominum

Ne timeas Maria

O magnum mysterium

O quam gloriosum

O sacrum convivium à 4

Pange lingua

Pange lingua gloriosi

Pueri Hebraeorum

Tantum ergo (Hymno, Feria V in Coena Domini)

Tantum ergo (I)

Unus ex discipulis

Verbum caro, panem verum

Vere languores nostros