#PDtPBirthday 2017 Setlist Part 3: At last, some Victoria!

Here’s today’s update on what’s in store for attendees at next Monday’s celebratory PDtP session (you can read the previous two updates here and here).

April 2017

Back in April we enjoyed a session dedicated to a single composer: Tomás Luis de Victoria.

Picking a representative piece from this session was probably the hardest, as they were all works of genius. However, for its austere but utterly entrancing beauty, it had to be his motet O vos omnes.


March 2017

In March we featured women composers from the Renaissance period. Tempting though it was to include the madrigals by Maddalena Casulana or Vittoria Aleotti, I’ve gone for Raffaella Aleotti‘s Song of Songs motet Vidi speciosam with its unexpectedly animated and homophonic final phrase.

More great music tomorrow and don’t forget that we still have room for one more soprano and alto.




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K O'Neill

I am a classical music enthusiast and a lover of choral music in particular. I run the Polyphony Down the Pub social/singing night, probably the most thrilling singing-Renaissance-motets-in-the-backroom-of-a-pub experience you could ever hope to have.

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