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.
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.