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Regii taumaturgi (XIV) – Music for Philip II

Aparator darz al catolicismului, oponent ferm al protestantismului si stapanitorul unuia dintre cele mai mari Imperii din istorie, Philip al II-lea nu a reusit sa puna o stavila expansiunii protestante.

Se pare ca Philip avea niste gusturi excelente in materie de vesminte, el atragand atentia si invidia nu doar celor de-un rang cu dansul, ci si ambasadorilor vremii. Printre accesoriile cele mai importante ale timpului era si armura – care nu era folosita doar in razboi, ci si in cadrul intalnirilor oficiale, a turnirurilor, a intrarilor solemne in vreun oras etc.

The emperor had a particular fondness for decorated armor, and the greatest craftsmen in this field, in Italy, Germany, and Spain, flourished under his patronage. The rich treasure of arms and armor made for Charles and Philip was put in the Madrid Royal Armory, which was built by Philip in I565 to glorify the memory of his father. The size of the collection makes one wonder how one person, even a king or an emperor, could need so many suits of armor.

Mai jos puteti admira cateva piese ce au apartinut suveranului spaniol:

Si cateva piese apartinand lui Cristobal de Morales, compozitor renascentist spaniol. Respectiva interpretare a Requiem-ului sau de catre Gabrielli Consort este considerata a fi o adevarata capodopera.

Even by Paul McCreesh’ high standards, this recording is a marvel. The generous acoustics, the bass-heavy chorus, and the dark accompaniment of a Spanish dulcian (called Bajon) create the hair-rising sonority that is so symbolic of the profundity of death.

Asadar, sa inchinam un pahar Mortii, fata de care nici o armura nu ne poate apara.

Psalm 94:

Requiem aeternam:

Benedictus:

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