El León de Oro
The San Jeronimo Monastery
Sunday 27 June 12:30 Singing and Chiming. Ancient and Baroque Sounds
Singing and Chiming. Ancient and Baroque Sounds


El León de Oro

Marco Antonio García de Paz, director




Italy and Spain: the Golden Age


Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)

Sancta et immaculata

Sanctissima Maria

Magnificat quarti toni


Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1610)

Salve Regina, a 8 vv

Missa Salve, a 8 vv


Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

Laudate pueri, a 8 vv


Concert with no interval

The Golden Centuries

By the end of the 16th century, the complex voice structures characteristic of the imitative polyphony of the middle of the century had relaxed. The new generations bet on greater clarity and also on some traits of almost baroque drama, which sometimes adopted the polychoral form. It is the glorious time of the Spanish masters of the Golden Age, such as Francisco Guerrero, master of the chapel of the Cathedral of Seville, or Tomás Luis de Victoria, who worked for ten years in Rome, where he coincided with Palestrina, another of the talents of the religious music of the period. El León de Oro approaches all three with a program basically consisting of works for eight voices (that is, for two choirs) by Victoria and Palestrina including the most classical pieces at four voices by the Sevilian maestro.