Victoria: Second Vespers of the Feast of the Annunciation

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The Spanish master of the golden age of polyphony, Tomás Luis de Victoria left an astonishingly beautiful legacy of antiphonal sacred music devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Realised for the very first time here by The Exon Singers is a Vespers for the Annunciation, bringing together these works of Marian devotion in a glorious and revelatory celebration.

"one is just swept along by the unabashed exuberance of the singing and the sheer glee with which these musicians fill the expectant acoustic with glorious ringing chords and surging, boldly drawn counterpoint"

"Throughout the disc all the strands of polyphony come across clearly and the choir’s diction is excellent. So too is the balance and the blend of the voices. I’m sure the performers would acknowledge that they have been well served by the engineers. The recording is quite full on, presenting the singers with immediacy. This allows great clarity and detail but there’s ample space around the sound."

"The Exon Singers are superb and the sound quality is excellent."


Producer: Paul Baxter
Venue: Giggleswick School, North Yorkshire
Recording Dates: 3-4 January 2004
Release Date: 7 November 2005
Catalogue No: DCD34025
Total playing time: 1:08:46

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