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The Three Magi (from the Copenhagen Psalter).
Copenhagen, Royal Library MS Thott 143 2o. Reproduced by permission
Track(s) taken from CDGIM017
Recording details: Unknown
Merton College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Mike Clements
Release date: September 1988
Total duration: 4 minutes 57 seconds

'There seems to be nothing The Tallis Scholars undertake that falls short of the mark … The Tallis Scholars' performance here is, like the music, born of purity and simplicity. And, also like these chants, it transcends the physical confines of notation and text to allow the listener to dwell, undistracted by harmony, instrumental accompaniment, or complex contrapunctal texture, on the liturgy's higher, more immediate purpose … the music on its own is quite beautiful and extraordinarily eloquent, almost hypnotic in its effect' (CDReview)

A solis ortus
composer
15th-century English
author of text
Hymns at Lauds on Christmas Day

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Leigh Nixon (tenor)

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'The Spirits of England & France, Vol. 5' (CDH55285)
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