Tomàs Louis De Victoria: Lamentatio


  • EAN Code: 8.06810877906
  • Format: 1 Cd
  • Genre: Sacred
  • Instrumentation: Choir
  • Period: Renaissance
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FROM ALBUM NOTES by Livio Cavallo:

The late Renaissance period, with Tomás Luis de Victoria alongside the Contemporary period, with Andrea Baudino. The starting point for this combination lies in Baudino’s very concept of “Drere II”, derived from ancient material and reused through contrapuntal techniques common to Victoria’s  Responsories and his historical period; musical material rendered here with typically contemporary style and aesthetics. […]


Tomàs Louis De Victoria: (b Avila, 1548; d Madrid, 20 Aug 1611). Spanish composer and organist partly active in Italy. He was not only the greatest Spanish Renaissance composer but also one of the greatest composers of church music of his day in Europe, who has been admired above all for the intensity of some of his motets and of his Offices for the Dead and for Holy Week.


Ensemble Del Giglio (Vocal Ensemble), Ensemble del Giglio is a vocal-instrumental group with variable organic, depending on the program and the artistic needs; it is part of the «Associazione Sicut Lilium» (Beinette-CN, Italy – The ensemble’s repertoir has spanned the Renaissance, Baroque, 20th Century and Contemporary periods in addition to commissioning and premiering various motets by different composers, among which the oratory «Qoèlet» by Andrea Baudino; the group has performed in Italy and France. The singers have addressed, in different formations, very different repertoires, both as singers as soloists, both in Italy and abroad, in professional and amateur ensembles. In October 2016, Ensemble del Giglio won first prize in the ensemble category at the 7th Annual Lake Maggiore National Choral Competition.

Livio Cavallo (b. 1973) studied Piano at Cuneo Conservatory, Ranaissance Music and Singing at Saluzzo High School of Music with K. Boeke, Choral Direction at Sommariva Bosco courses held by C. Chiavazza and E. Camoletto. He studied singing with G. Maletto, M. Farinella, R. Colombatto, P. Peterson and B. Zanichelli. As a tenor he worked in Italy, France, Slovenia with many ensembles including “Cantica Symphonia”, “Il Falcone”, “NovAntiqua”, “Gli Afftti Musicali” and “R. Maghini Philarmonic Choir”, singing for “Academia Montis Regalis” and for “RAI National Symphonic Orchestra”. He conducted first performances by S. Sentinelli, B. Gallizio, M. Maero, A. Baudino and worked with baroque orchestras. He founded «Sicut Lilium» mixed choir and «Ensemble del Giglio» vocal group receiving important awards and prizes (XIII Regional Choir Competition of Cannobio, Verbania; VII and IX National Competition of Lake Maggiore; S. Colombano International Competition, Piacenza; Arezzo National Polyphonic Competition). He created, manages and directs the “Rassegna corale Madonna della Pieve” festival in 2001 and “Sentieri di Musica” festival in 2004. In 2010 he founded the “Little School of Music” in Beinette (CN).

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