Victoria's Requiem is among the best-loved and most-performed musical works of the Renaissance, and is often held to be 'a Requiem for an age', representing the summation of golden-age Spanish polyphony. Yet it has been the focus of surprisingly little research. Owen Rees's multifaceted study brings together the historical and ritual contexts for the work's genesis, the first detailed musical analysis of the Requiem itself, and the long story of its circulation and reception. Victoria composed this music in 1603 for the exequies of María of Austria, and oversaw its publication two years later. A rich variety of contemporary documentation allows these events - and the nature of music in Habsburg exequies - to be reconstructed vividly. Rees then locates Victoria's music within the context of a vast international repertory of Requiems, much of it previously unstudied, and identifies the techniques which render this work so powerfully distinctive and coherent.Read more
- The first detailed study of this well-loved work, exploring its genesis and impact, and placing it in the context of international repertories of Requiem Masses of the period
- Presents a detailed picture of the role of music in Habsburg funeral rites in the early-modern period and allows for an interdisciplinary appreciation of these rituals
- Includes online access to a new authoritative edition of the Requiem (1603)
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: March 2019
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107054424
- length: 276 pages
- dimensions: 253 x 180 x 17 mm
- weight: 0.72kg
- contains: 17 b/w illus. 2 tables 10 music examples
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
Introduction: 'Requiem for an age'?
1. Chaplain of the Empress
2. María's exequies in context
3. Publishing the Officium Defunctorum
4. Fashioning the Requiem
5. 'The crowning work of a great genius'
Epilogue: Requiem for our age?
Find resources associated with this titleYour search for '' returned .
Type Name Unlocked * Format Size
*This title has one or more locked files and access is given only to lecturers adopting the textbook for their class. We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.
These resources are provided free of charge by Cambridge University Press with permission of the author of the corresponding work, but are subject to copyright. You are permitted to view, print and download these resources for your own personal use only, provided any copyright lines on the resources are not removed or altered in any way. Any other use, including but not limited to distribution of the resources in modified form, or via electronic or other media, is strictly prohibited unless you have permission from the author of the corresponding work and provided you give appropriate acknowledgement of the source.
If you are having problems accessing these resources please email email@example.com
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×