As we continue our perusal of the repertoire of the sacred polyphony of Tomás Luis de Victoria, the most famous composer of 16th Century Spain, we feature today his Salve Regina, the Marian Hymn known in English as, the Hail Holy Queen.
FromRome.Info features at 5 P.M. daily, Rome time, a selection of sacred music for the edification of our readers, so that they can better grasp how contrary to the very nature of Catholic liturgy were the so called “reforms” of Vatican II.
Today we feature Alexander Agricola’s, Salve Regina, which features a kind of polyphony which seems on the border with a choral piece of the 18th century, at times. See some excellent notes on this piece and a scholarly paper on the style employed, on the YouTube page of Jordan Alexander Key, by clicking the tiny image of Jordan in the upper left corner of the video.
We continue our review of the Sacred Repertoire of Josquin de Prés, for the edification and religious and cultural education of our readers, with this performance of his Salve Regina, which was customarily sung at the end of Compline, the last hour of the Divine Office, from the Saturday before Trinity Sunday until the Saturday before Advent.
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