Featured composers are Josquin and Guerrero. The monks will offer traditional Gregorian chant.
The life of Spanish composer Francisco Guerrero reads like a novel, and it may well have inspired Cervantes’s Don Quixote. In between two successful stints as a renowned composer at the Seville Cathedral, he visited the Holy Land. On his return, he was twice attacked by pirates and once held for ransom. His memoirs were an early modern ‘bestseller’. His under-appreciated style ranks with Palestrina’s among the best examples of Counter-Reformation liturgical music.
Hymn: O Lux, beata Trinitas—Lassus
Magnificat: Mode 1d—Guerrero
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