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Phillip II- In 1587, the great Spanish king, Phillip II, appointed Victoria as chaplain and choir master to his sister, the dowager Empress Maria. During Victoria’s time, sacred vocal composition represented the highest expression of art music, and most of it was written by clerics in the style sanctioned by the Roman Catholic church. Under pressure from the Reformation in various countries, the church demanded lucid sonority that articulated Latin text clearly and expressively, using a magnificent and dramatic alternation of homophonic and polyphonic textures. Victoria’s counterpoint, his sensitivity to vocal sonority, and his gift for clear setting of Latin made him a favorite of the church during his day. “O quam gloriosam” for All Saints Day, November 1. Mass texts: Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei, and Ita missa est. Clerics could read and write, even music. Synaxis- lessons from scripture and sermon Eucharist- communion and mass ordinary (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo); need to be a believer because you participate through communion
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2008 for the course MUSIC 142 taught by Professor Finson during the Spring '06 term at UNC.

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