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Tomas Luis de Victoria - Magnificat - BBC Music

01 December 1996
BBC Music Magazine

...The Magnificat ensemble is also stunning. Despite the intonation challenge of singing two-to-a-part, their 13 mixed voices blend as if a single instrument. This particularly suits the stately pace of Victoria's Mass for the Dead, chords melting seamlessly into the next.

The Mass is put into the context of the complete Office, with opening and closing motets and plainchant, here sung in the measured note-values which some scholarship supports. The result is an almost constant pulse throughout the 52 minutes: a hypnotically gripping experience.

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