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Tomas Tallis: The Complete Works Volume 7 - Music for Queen Elizabeth

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Catalogue numberSIGCD029
Release date2004-04-05
Discs1
Orig. sample rate44100Hz

Gramophone: outstanding; Penguin Yearbook 2004 3 stars, outstanding.

Queen Elizabeth’s reign (1558-1603) was a golden age for the arts. England enjoyed a growing cultural exchange with continental Europe. England’s rich, but essentially conservative pre-Reformation heritage was infused with increasing continental influence and innovations.
Elizabeth I was the fourth monarch to sit on the throne in Thomas Tallis’s lifetime. From the outset of her reign Elizabeth allowed considerable freedom of practice and belief. She was firmly in favour of a vernacular liturgy for the general population, although in her own chapels she preferred a more lavish ceremony to music.
Tallis had witnessed the wholesale destruction of much of England’s church music tradition, however the ever adaptable composer met the challenges of a new liturgy, its new styles and genres, with the imaginative force of a man half his age.
The years of Reformation, and Elizabeth’s protestant settlement, freed the Latin-texted tradition of liturgical propriety, allowing composers to reinvigorate the language and harness it to new, expressive and personal ends. This recording presents Tallis’s Elizabethan Latin motets (which number fifteen). The mighty occasional piece, the forty-voice motet Spem in alium, concludes the disc.
 
 
 
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
  Salvator Mundi I
01 Salvator Mundi I 02:19 $ 0.42 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
  O sacrum convivum
02 O sacrum convivum 03:15 $ 0.59 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
  In manus tuas
03 In manus tuas 01:51 $ 0.33 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
  O nata lux de lumine
04 O nata lux de lumine 01:54 $ 0.34 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
  Absterge Domine
05 Absterge Domine 05:31 $ 0.99 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
  Discomfort them O Lord
06 Discomfort them O Lord 04:37 $ 0.83 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
  Domine, quis habitabit
07 Domine, quis habitabit 08:29 $ 1.53 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
  Laudate Dominum
08 Laudate Dominum 04:04 $ 0.73 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
  Miserere nostri
09 Miserere nostri 02:18 $ 0.41 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
  Salvator mundi II
10 Salvator mundi II 02:21 $ 0.42 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
  Mihi autem nimis
11 Mihi autem nimis 02:15 $ 0.41 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
  O salutaris hostia
12 O salutaris hostia 02:38 $ 0.47 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
  In ieiunio et fletu (Low)
13 In ieiunio et fletu (Low) 03:59 $ 0.72 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
  In ieiunio et fletu (High)
14 In ieiunio et fletu (High) 03:18 $ 0.59 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
  Derelinquit impius
15 Derelinquit impius 03:49 $ 0.69 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
  Spem in alium
16 Spem in alium 10:03 $ 1.81 USD
 
  Album total 01:02:41
ComposerTallis, Thomas
ConductorDixon, Alistair
ChoirChapelle du Roi

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