Masses and Motets (Missa O Quam Gloriosum Motet: O Quam Gloriosum est Regnum). Edited by Andrew Parker. For Choral (SATB). Music Sales America. Sacred, Renaissance, Choral. 30 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV020713. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14021609).
ISBN 1846091853. Sacred, Renaissance, Choral. 7x10 inches.
This beautifully presented edition from Novello offers a full Mass setting alongside a Motet, both for SATB chorus, by Tomas Luis De Victoria. Regarded by many as one of the greatest composers of Spanish renaissance polyphony, this Mass setting is rich in his characteristic tonalities and the textures of the sacred choral tradition. Alongside this is the original Motet upon which the Mass setting is based. Both are transcribed and edited by Andrew Parker. The pairing of the two works offers an exciting and fascinating performance opportunity, with the devout grandeur of the Mass set against the modesty of the original Motet.