Tenebrae Responsories

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'These works, published in 1585, were designed to be performed following readings from the scriptures – they 'respond' to the, hence their name. The texts come from services commemmorating that dark (tenebrae) period when Christ was 'out of action' between his crucufuxion and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Victoria's settings have already attracted some good performances – but this recording is the most nuanced and telling available.' Anthony Pryer

Tenebrae Responsories: for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday
Tenebrae/Nigel Short

Signum SIGCD 344 72:01 mins

Audio clip: from Responsories For Maundy Thursday Nocturn II, I. Amicus Meus

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