Representing nearly thirty years of research by one of the leading scholars in the field, this series of in-depth studies examines selected aspects of the music of the great Spanish composer in the late Renaissance, TomÃ¡s Luis de Victoria. Presenting new insights into both the musical style and language and the compositional procedure of this contemporary of Palestrina, Lasso and Byrd, Eugene Cramer illuminates the extent to which Victoria's compositions are musically related. The book reveals that the falsobordone or fabordÃ³n played a much larger role in Victoria's music than has previously been thought. Cramer also demonstrates that Victoria's parody or imitation technique, especially in respect to his Masses of 1592, extended the parameters that are generally thought to be characteristic of works of this type. Of special interest is the discussion of thirty-eight works, including thirty-four psalm settings that are attributed to Victoria in extant manuscript sources. Extensively illustrated with over 130 musical examples, these studies will not only interest the serious student of sacred music, but also the performer, both the singer and the conductor alike.
Contents: Preface; The fallacy/illusion/delusion of internal evidence or a case of theft?: The Vidi speciosam Ã 8 in Rome, Biblioteca Casanatense, Ms. 2295; A re-evaluation of Victoria's application of the concept of parody/imitation in the Missae…Liber secundus (Rome, 1592); The uses and re-uses of music: polyphonic interrelationships or intertextuality in the music of T.L.de Victoria; Victoria and the FabordÃ³n/ Falsobordone; Compositional procedure in the passions of Victoria; Adding to the Victoria canon?; Victoria's psalm settings: A panorama of the musical styles in use in the late 16th century; An overview of Victoria's life and work; Musical supplements1-2-3; Works cited; Index.