Tomás Luis de Victoria

VICTORIA, Tomás Luis de. b. Ávila, Spain, ca. 1548; d. Madrid, 27 Aug 1611. Victoria was a choirboy at Ávila Cathedral. He studied from about 1565 at the Collegio Germanico in Rome, and taught there from 1571. In 1575 he was ordained to the priesthood. His clerical activities in Rome included a chaplain's position at S. Gerolamo della Carità (from probably 1582 until 1585) and charitable work for the Archconfraternity of the Resurrection, for which he also occasionally provided music. As a musician he worked in various capacities during his years in Rome, including as cantor and organist at the Aragonese/Catalan church of S. Maria di Monserrato (1569–1575) and moderator musicæ at the...

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