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Track(s) taken from CDGIM012

Versa est in luctum

composer
Officium defunctorum ad matutinum, 1605
author of text
Job; Office of the Dead

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Recording details: Unknown
St John-at-Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Mike Clements
Release date: September 1987
Total duration: 3 minutes 37 seconds

Cover artwork: The Burial of Count Orgaz by Doménikos Theotokópoulos (El Greco) (1541-1614)
Oronoz, Madrid
 

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Reviews

'The Tallis Scholars add Alonso Lobo's fine and passionate Versa est in luctum as a most welcome makeweight … The Tallis Scholars are slightly better at projecting all the details of the six-voice polyphony and have the edge on intonation as well as diction … The Tallis Scholars produce a more convincingly Iberian sound, their sopranos finding it easier to project the open-throated quality that seems right for the music' (Gramophone)

'Inspiring and deeply moving' (The Daily Telegraph)

'One of the biggest audiences for a late-night prom I’ve ever seen' (The Guardian)
To accompany his six-voice Requiem for the Empress Maria, Victoria composed a matching funeral motet. Its solemn words come from the biblical book of Job.

from notes by John Milsom © 2013

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