Performers: Musica Reservata de Barcelona [Roser Garrell, Isabel Juaneda (sopranos); Jordi Abelló, Mercé Trujillo (altos); Albert Riera, Antoni Trigueros (tenors); Jordi Blanco, Tomás Maxé (baixos)].
Playing time: 66:26
Recording date: April 2001
In addition to the works by Alonso Lobo (1555-1617), this recording features a mass and motets by Sebastían de Vivanco (c.1550-1622). Both men were younger contemporaries of Victoria, but, unlike him, spent their entire musical lives in Spain. De Vivanco was born in Ávila and worked in a number of positions until 1602, when he became chapelmaster at Salamanca's Cathedral, a post he held until his death. Lobo was born in Osuna and served as a choirboy in Seville under Guererro, later becoming his assistant. Lobo moved to Toledo in 1593. Though the Lamentations exist only in a copy dating from 1722, they are almost certainly genuine, proof of the extraordinary longevity Lobo's music enjoyed.
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