This new recording presents a fascinating reconstruction of a performance of the “Oficio de Completas y Letanias al Santissimo Sacramento”, the Office the Complines and Litanies of the Sacred Sacrament, in the Royal College of Corpus Christi in Valencia in the 17th century. This glorious College, which still exists today, was one of the most important and influential institutions for sacred music in the Spanish Baroque.
Included are works by Ríos, Ortells, Comes, Baylón, Hinojosa and Pérez.
The Spanish group Victoria Musicae was founded in 1992 with the aim of performing neglected masterworks from the Spanish Renaissance and Baroque. The choir is accompanied by instrumentalists including organ, violone, theorbo and bassoon.
Recorded at the University of Valencia in August 2011.
Contains detailed notes on the programme, the composers and the style of the works.