VICTORIA, Tomás Luis, 1548-1611

Officium defunctorum a seis voces
Estudio y transcripción: Samuel Rubio

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Avila, 2000. 28 x 41 cm, 2 vols, i, 60, 103 pp. Full-color facsimile, in the original format, of the 1605, Madrid edition. This beautiful and rare print—only four exemplars survive—is the last known work of Victoria (composed in 1603) and was printed by the Imprenta Real de Madrid in large, easy-to-read choirbook format. The exemplar used for this edition, from the archives of the Catedral de Segorbe, contains a few annotations in manuscript, showing that it was actually used for performance. Together with introduction in Spanish and modern transcription. Limited edition of 2000 copies, handsomely bound in burgundy linen with gold lettering. $233

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