Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622): Missa O quam suavis est (SATB)

One of the best Masses (if not the best) by Sebastián de Vivanco, based on his own motet (its edition can be purchased here). The highlights of the Mass are the Pleni sunt (for five voices with a retrograde canon) and the final Agnus Dei (for seven voices!), where the head-motif of the motet appears in the Superius 2 with long values. A masterpiece that deserves many performances and recordings.

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© Jorge Martín