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Guerrero: Requiem

Cor Cererols

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    Alonso Lobo: Versa est in luctum (Turned into mourning) (1602) 5'
    Francisco Guerrero: Missa pro defunctis (Requiem Mass) (1566) 50'

Performers

    Cor Cererols
    Marc Díaz, conductor

Program

Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599) was a priest and musician from Seville. Together with Cristóbal de Morales and Tomás Luis de Victoria, he was one of the three figureheads of Spanish Renaissance polyphony. Guerrero worked for Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II and he travelled to Italy and the Holy Land. His music is not just limited to religious works, since he also composed some secular music. Among his work, Missa pro defunctis (1582) takes pride of place alongside the requiems of his peers Morales and Victoria. Written for four voices, it is one of Renaissance Spain’s finest polyphonic compositions, acknowledged by musicologists such as Felip Pedrell in their research into the history of music. The work reflects 16th-century Castile’s aesthetic fascination with death, under the attentive eye of the counter-reformist Council of Trent, which strove to achieve a return to Gregorian chants and plainsong, although it tolerated vocal polyphony with no accompanying instruments. 

    • Tuesday 18 April 19:00
  • €32
  • Basílica de Sant Just i Sant Pastor
  • Llums d'Antiga

Guerrero’s Missa pro defunctis takes pride of place alongside requiems by Morales and Victoria.

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Tuesday

18 April 2023
Time:
19:00
Price:
€32

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