THE HOME OF SPECIALIST MUSIC Supporting independant labels and artists from across the globe
All Genres | Ltd Editions | Signed CD's | Special Offers | Vinyl | Box Sets

Secret History: Sacred Music By Josquin And Victoria

Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
Release Date:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
Secret History: Sacred Music By Josquin And Victoria
Secret History: Sacred Music By Josquin And Victoria


Tomás Luis de Victoria and Josquin Desprez were not contemporaries, they lived and worked in different countries, and perhaps shared little in terms of abstract compositional style. Yet throughout Europe, generations of musicians recognized them as kindred spirits, and tablature versions of their masses and motets circulated amongst lutenists. For tenor John Potter, this is "the secret life of the music - in historical terms its real life". In this characteristically creative project, Potter - joined by Trio Mediaeval singer Anna Maria Friman and three outstanding vihuela players - explores "what happens to music after it is composed". The album, produced by Manfred Eicher, was recorded at the St Gerold monastery in the Austrian mountains, where Potter previously contributed to Officium and other recordings with the Hilliard Ensemble and with The Dowland Project. Personnel: John Potter (voice); Anna Maria Friman (voice); Ariel Abramovich (alto, tenor and bass vihuelas); Jacob Heringman (tenor and bass vihuelas); Lee Santana (alto and tenor vihuelas); Hille Perl (viola da gamba, tracks 21, 22).


  1. Name
  2. Jean Mouton: Nesciens mater
  3. Jacob Heringman: Prelude I
  4. Tomás Luis de Victoria: Kyrie (from MissaSurge Propera)
  5. Heringman: Prelude II
  6. Victoria: Gloria (from MissaSurge Propera)
  7. Heringman: Prelude III
  8. Victoria: Credo (from MissaSurge Propera)
  9. Heringman: Prelude IV
  10. Victoria: Sanctus (from MissaSurge Propera)
  11. Victoria: Benedictus (from MissaSurge Propera)
  12. Heringman: Prelude V
  13. Victoria: Agnus Dei (from MissaSurge Propera)
  14. Anonymous: Inviolata (chant)
  15. Josquin Desprez: Inviolata
  16. J Desprez: Absalon, fili mi
  17. Anonymous: Obsecro te (chant)
  18. J Desprez: Obsecro te
  19. J Desprez: Salve regina
  20. Anonymous: Benedicta es (chant)
  21. J Desprez: Benedicta es
  22. J Desprez: Nymphes de Bois
  23. Victoria: O magnum mysterium
In stock

Fast delivery & returns worldwide

In stock