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O quam gloriosum

4vv SATB; from Motecta (1572)
author of text
Magnificat Antiphon at Second Vespers on the Feast of All Saints

O quam gloriosum, a motet for All Saints, was written during Victoria’s time in Rome, when he was organist at the Aragonese church, Santa Maria di Monserrato. Famed for its verve and drive, this popular motet’s unrelenting energy pauses only briefly at ‘amicti stolis albis’ as the righteous are clothed for heaven.

from notes by Charles Cole © 2020


Blessed spirit
COLCD127Download only
Exultate Deo
Journeys to the New World
Studio Master: SIGCD626Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Pilgrimage to Santiago
SDG701Download only
Sacred treasures of Spain
Studio Master: CDA68359Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Victoria: Ave maris stella & O quam gloriosum


Track 19 on CDA68359 [2'27]
Track 1 on CDA66114 [2'36]
Track 13 on CDA66850 [2'38]
Track 7 on COLCD127 [2'47] Download only
Track 8 on SDG701 [2'44] Download only
Track 13 on SIGCD626 [2'20] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA66850 track 13

Recording date
13 June 1995
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Exultate Deo (CDA66850)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: February 1996
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