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When David heard

composer
author of text
after 2 Samuel 18: 33

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Recording details: July 1988
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Chris Eyres & Sean Lewis
Release date: September 1991
Total duration: 4 minutes 27 seconds

Cover artwork: Roi la chasse (detail of Charles I) by Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641)
Louvre, Paris
 
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When David heard  [4'27]

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Reviews

'Anyone familiar with the work of The Tallis Scholars will know exactly what mastery they are capable of as well. Here, as usual, they offer perfect intonation and a clear, incisive texture, resulting in a sound of stunning, unequivocal beauty. The group ranging in size from 10 to 16 singers, delivers an impressive range of dynamics … if you can perform with the sheer expertise and refinement of The Tallis Scholars, there's really little you can do wrong. This disc is eloquent proof of that' (Gramophone)
Tomkins probably wrote this piece as a lament for Henry, Prince of Wales and heir to the throne of Britain, who died while still in his teens in 1612. Thereafter the work lived a double life: church choirs sang it, but Tomkins himself published it in a set of madrigals, made for use by solo voices to sing at home.

from notes by John Milsom 2013

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