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

Catalogue numberSIGCD029
Release date2004-04-05
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.
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$ 11.28
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
01 Salvator Mundi I 02:19 $ 0.42 USD
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
02 O sacrum convivum 03:15 $ 0.59 USD
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
03 In manus tuas 01:51 $ 0.33 USD
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
04 O nata lux de lumine 01:54 $ 0.34 USD
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
05 Absterge Domine 05:31 $ 0.99 USD
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
06 Discomfort them O Lord 04:37 $ 0.83 USD
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
07 Domine, quis habitabit 08:29 $ 1.53 USD
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
08 Laudate Dominum 04:04 $ 0.73 USD
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
09 Miserere nostri 02:18 $ 0.41 USD
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
10 Salvator mundi II 02:21 $ 0.42 USD
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
11 Mihi autem nimis 02:15 $ 0.41 USD
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
12 O salutaris hostia 02:38 $ 0.47 USD
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
13 In ieiunio et fletu (Low) 03:59 $ 0.72 USD
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
14 In ieiunio et fletu (High) 03:18 $ 0.59 USD
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
15 Derelinquit impius 03:49 $ 0.69 USD
  Composer: Tallis, Thomas
16 Spem in alium 10:03 $ 1.81 USD
  Album total 62:41
ComposerTallis, Thomas
ConductorDixon, Alistair
ChoirChapelle du Roi

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