Escobedo and others: Music for Philip II

Mortuus est Philippus Rex: Music for the life and death of the Spanish King
Westminster Cathedral Choir - James O'Donnell
Hyperion 67046
Hyperion Helios 55248


  1. Ambrosio Cotes: Mortuus est Philippus Rex
  2. Sebastián de Vivanco: Versa est in luctum
  3. Don Fernando de las Infantas: Quasi stella matutina

  4. Bartolomé de Escobedo: Missa Philippus Rex Hispaniae
  5. Kyrie
  6. Gloria
  7. Credo
  8. Sanctus
  9. Benedictus
  10. Agnus Dei
  11. Alonso Lobo: Versa est in luctum
  12. Lobo: Libera me, Domine

Performers: Edmund Latham, Henry Ogden, Marcus Pathan, Peter Wimblett, Richard Jones, David De Winter, William Derrick, Hugo Walker, Dominic Walker, Daniel Cuccio, Benedict Dollard, Timothy Lacy, Gregory Brett, Matthew Browne, Nicholas Morrell, Timothy Semken (trebles); Toby Bingley, Joseph De Lacy, Edmund Tutton, Michael Usmar, Richard Anderton (altos); David Gould, Patrick Craig, Robert Jones, Will Towers, Ian Aitkenhead (countertenors); Clifford Lister, Nicholas Keay, Christopher Watson, Edward Gardner, Daniel Norman (tenors); Trevor Ling, Robert Evans, Stephen Alder, Jonathan Arnold, Simon Birchall (basses)

Playing time: 65'54

Recording date: February 1998

Reviewed in:
Fanfare (Vol./#-p.) 22/4-205 (March/April 1999)

Another recording honoring the 400th anniversary of the death of Philip II of Spain, whose level of personal involvement in musical matters is still debated. Nevertheless, his patronage produced some fine music by Spanish composers, as highlighted here.

A recording of some related music:

Lobo & Vivanco: Lamentationes Jeremiæ Prophetæ
Musica Reservata de Barcelona
La mà de guido 2045

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