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COR16088 Hail, Mother of the Redeemer

Tomás Luis de Victoria

The long-established tradition of devotion to the Virgin Mary resulted in some superb settings from Spanish composers. Tomás Luis de Victoria was, quite possibly, the most outstanding composer of the Renaissance and this recording features a tantalizing selection of the sumptuous music he wrote in honour of the Virgin Mary, including some of his exquisite Marian motets and the glorious
Missa Alma Redemptoris Mater.

The Sixteen
Harry Christophers


"Victoria could apply himself equally to the sublime contemplation of Sancta Maria and to the jubilant fervour of the Magnificat, a range of expression that the Sixteen embraces." The Telegraph ★★★★

"This is state-of-the-art Renaissance singing by a choir and conductor who have done more than most to deepen our awareness, and enjoyment, of music created in an ancient world few of us can understand." Classic FM ★★★★★

"Christophers shows how qualities we associate with Romanticism – impule and abandon – can be the best guide to performing early music as well. In the booklet notes he declares Victoria to have been the ‘greatest composer of the Renaissance’. Listening to this may convince you." BBC Music Magazine ★★★★★

"A more worthy tribute to this truly great composer is difficult to imagine." International Record Review

"This disc celebrates the 400th anniversary of Victoria’s death with a high majesty and temperature well suited to the occasion." Gramophone

Track Listings

1. Salve Regina a 5
2. Alma Redemptoris Mater a 5
3. Congratulamini mihi a 6
4. Sancta Maria
5. Gaude Maria

MISSA ALMA REDEMPTORIS MATER a 8
6. Kyrie
7. Gloria
8. Credo
9. Sanctus and Benedictus
10. Agnus Dei

11. Hymn: Ave maris stella
12. Magnificat octavi toni
13. Regina caeli a 5
14. Ne timeas Maria
15. Litaniae Beatae Mariae a 8

Total Running Time: 72.23