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Henry VIII aged 49 by Hans Holbein the Younger (c1497-1543)
Soprintendenza per i beni artistici di Roma
Track(s) taken from CDGIM025
Recording details: Unknown
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Mike Clements
Release date: March 1992
Total duration: 6 minutes 11 seconds

Absterge Domine
composer
Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur (1575)
author of text

Other recordings available for download
The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Absterge Domine was one of Tallis’s most popular settings appearing in four contrafacta sources as well as the 1575 Cantiones Sacrae. Deeply penitential in character, it falls into a number of short sections some of which are repeated for dramatic effect. Tallis’s sure hand for drama is obvious throughout, allowing the motet to rise and fall, using minor and major modes to heighten and release the dramatic flow.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2005


Other albums featuring this work
'Tallis: Gaude gloriosa & other sacred music' (CDA67548)
Tallis: Gaude gloriosa & other sacred music
'Tallis: The Tallis Scholars sing Thomas Tallis' (CDGIM203)
Tallis: The Tallis Scholars sing Thomas Tallis
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