🎻♫♪ – Battle Mass by Francisco Guerrero

List Item: Listen to half of the 1001 Classical Works You Must Hear Before You Die
 56/501Title: Battle Mass
Composer: Francisco Guerrero
Nationality: Spanish

Going back to the second oldest piece left on the list (I was meant to listen to the oldest, but I got in a bit of a mix up) and it’s time for some more religious music. It’s been a few months since the last religious piece, and that was so much more interesting than this one.

Honestly, after a while a lot of these masses have a tendency to merge into one – with the exception of pieces like the The Western Wynde Mass, which was legitimately interesting. I know that I should be able to note some difference in the harmonies or the style when comparing it to the other masses and motets that I have heard so far – but that would require a lot more reading up on the history of classical music, a step beyond what ticking things off of this list requires.

At least I’m getting closer and closer to the end of these religious vocal pieces. Next time on the classical list will be… the oldest piece I have left to listen to because I am a completionist like that.

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