Performers: Coro de Cámara de la Universidad de Salamanca [Gloria Ramos Sánez de Tejada, Amparo Cerdá Miralles, Araceli Rodríguez Flores, Paz Carrasco García, Paz Vara Castro, Miriam Gutíerrez Martínez, Inmaculada Vara Castro, Raquel Nieto Arroyo, Mercedes Pinto Oviedo, Lourdes Diego Domínguez, Inés Marcos Rivas, Manuel Vicente Fernández Gonzáles, Pedro José Rodríguez Alonso, Noé Blanco Sánchez, Francisco Javier García Orejudo, Ignacio Blanco Martín, Francisco de Borja Jordán de Urríes Vega, Carmelo Hernández Domínguez, Manuel Jesús Curiel Arroyo, Alberto Ríos Dávila, Carlos García-Bernalt Alonso, Fernando Rubio de la Iglesia, Manuel García-Bernalt Alonso, Juan José Diego Domínguez, Antonio Notario Ruiz, Jesús Plaza López, Ignacio Plaza López, Andrés Torijano Pérez, Bernardo García-Bernalt Alonso (director)].
Playing time: 49:50
Recording date: January 1991
Though primarily known for his secular works, Juan Vasquez also wrote one large-scale sacred work, the Agenda Defunctorum Officium, printed in Seville in 1556. This is his only surviving sacred work. Very little is known about his life; his date of birth is estimated anywhere from the last years of the fifteenth century to the 1520s, while his date of birth has been variously estimated to be before 1560 or around 1572. The Agenda (which also includes a Requiem not recorded here) is unique among pieces of its kind because the whole service was conceived as a unified whole (in most cases, only the Requiem is thus stylistically unified). Performance is by a medium-sized, mixed chamber choir.
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