Valls - Missa Regalis

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Valls - Missa Regalis

Matthew Martin, The Choir of Keble College, Academy of Ancient Music

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Despite the sterling efforts of a few specialist performers (chief among them Jordi Savall), the Baroque music of the Iberian peninsula still lies very much in the shadows of the rest of western and central Europe. So it’s a definite cause for celebration that the Academy of Ancient Music hopes to pursue its own series devoted to Spanish and Portuguese Baroque works, the first release of which focuses on the Missa Regalis by Francesc (or Francisco) Valls, sung by the Choir of Keble College, Oxford.Little is known of Valls’s early life, but a growing consensus is that he was probably born in Valencia around 1671. He spent much of his career as... read more

Despite the sterling efforts of a few specialist performers (chief among them Jordi Savall), the Baroque music of the Iberian peninsula still lies very much in the shadows of the rest of western and central Europe. So it’s a definite cause for celebration that the Academy of Ancient Music hopes to pursue its own series devoted to Spanish ... read more

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