BBC Music Magazine
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Total running time: 49 minutes.
Magnificat delivers a hypnotically gripping performance of Victoria's Requiem Mass, a work that remains an inspiration to listeners over 400 years since its composition.
Composed for the funeral of his employer, Victoria weaves a tender, glowing musical tribute to the Dowager Empress Maria around the ancient plainsong melodies of the Requiem Mass.
This recording of Victoria's Officium Defunctorum was named 'Critics' Choice' by Gramophone and chosen by The Rough Guide as one of its '100 Essential Classical CDs'.