Francisco de Peñalosa (±1470-1528): Sacris Solemnis

This setting of Sacris solemnis is largely a reconstruction by Bruno Turner as only one verse of Peñalosa’s setting of  the Corpus Christi hymn is known to have survived. It’s an alternatim setting in which Peñalosa’s polyphony alternates with the catchy and popular Spanish melody for the hymn. Enjoy :-) mfi

Francisco de Peñalosa (±1470-1528): Sancta Maria

Francisco de Peñalosa’s setting of the Magnificat Antiphon for First Vespers on Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary is quite typical of his motets in that it’s entirely free of borrowed material and is very concerned  expressing the text this very humanist approach represented a decisive break with the past and Peñalosa exploited the compositional…

Francisco de Peñalosa (±1470-1528): Ave verum corpus

Francisco de Peñalosa is one those composers associated with the rise of Spain, with Ferdinand and Isabella and their royal chapels, and with the great cathedral choirs such as those of Toledo and Seville. Whenever I think of this period in Iberian history my thoughts turn to Juan de Anchieta, Pedro de Escobar, Juan del…