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Track(s) taken from CDGIM010

There is no rose

author of text

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Recording details: Unknown
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Mike Clements
Release date: November 1986
Total duration: 3 minutes 34 seconds

Cover artwork: The Adoration of the Kings by Gérard David (active 1484-1523)
Reproduced by permission of The Trustees, The National Gallery, London

Other recordings available for download

The Cambridge Singers, John Rutter (conductor)
The King's Singers
Voces 8


'The three medieval carols sung by male voices … are instantly attractive, whilst the one with a soprano line … though rhythmically complex, is amusing in its musical mazing … Ave Maria appears for four voices by Josquin Desprez, for seven voices by Philippe Verdelot and for four voices and for double choir by Victoria. The continuous sostenuto of the first two settings produces some delicious mild metal in the voices … a lovely record, beside which much of our accustomed Christmas musical fare seems meretricious' (Gramophone)
The fifteenth-century musical manuscript containing this jewel among early English carols is in the form of a vellum roll more than six feet long, also containing other carols and mass settings. It was presented to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1838, and has been transcribed and published several times since then; its text is attractive enough in its own right to have been newly set to music by a number of composers, including Benjamin Britten in his Ceremony of Carols.

from notes by Collegium Records © 1992

Other albums featuring this work

Christmas with the King's Singers
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Christmas with The Tallis Scholars
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Hail! Queen of Heaven
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Voces 8 Christmas
Studio Master: SIGCD291Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
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