2023 Officium Ensemble
The San Jeronimo Monastery
Sunday 25 June 12:30 Singing and Chiming. Ancient and Baroque Sounds
Singins and Chiming. Ancient and Baroque Sounds



Officium Ensemble

Pedro Teixeira, director



Magister musicae

Motets by Sebastián de Vivanco and his Portuguese contemporaries


Sebastián de Vivanco (c. 1551-1622)

Assumpsit Iesus, a 5

Kyrie and Gloria, from Missa Assumpsit est Iesus, a 5


Estêvão Lopes Morago (c. 1575-d. 1641)

Montes Israel, a 5


Sebastián de Vivanco

Surge, Petre, a 5

Credo from Missa Assumpsit est Iesus, a 5

O, Domine Iesu Christe, a 5

Sanctus and Agnus Dei from Missa Assumpsit est Iesus, a 5


Filipe de Magalhães (c. 1571-1652)

Commissa mea, a 6


Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650)

Sitivit anima mea, a 6


Sebastián de Vivanco

Quae es ista, a 5

Surrexit pastor bonus, a 5


Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611)

O sacrum convivium, a 6

A Tribute to Vivanco

In 2022 it was the 400th anniversary of the death of Sebastián de Vivanco, one of the great masters of sacred music born in Spain in the final period of the Renaissance. Born in Ávila, like Tomás Luis de Victoria, with whom he shared studies in the cathedral of his hometown, where both were cantorcicos, Vivanco’s career spanned through Lérida, Segovia and Ávila before settling in Salamanca, as chapel master and university professor. There Vivanco was lucky enough to meet a famous Belgian editor, who published three large collections with his music between 1607 and 1610. From themcome the mass and the motets that the Portuguese Officium Ensemble performs in this concert, contextualizing them with some great names of Portuguese polyphony of the same period.

Concert with no interval


On the occasion of the IV Centenary of the death of Sebastián de Vivanco

In co-production with the Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical