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Track(s) taken from CDGIM025

Derelinquat impius

composer
Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur (1575)
author of text
Fifth Respond at Matins on the First Sunday in Lent

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: March 1992
Total duration: 3 minutes 54 seconds

Cover artwork: Henry VIII aged 49 by Hans Holbein the Younger (c1497-1543)
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Derelinquat impius  [3'54]

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It is possible that Derelinquat impius, a plea for the sinful to return to the Lord, was one of the last pieces written by Tallis. He appears to be almost in experimental mode, defying any tonal centre from the outset so that the cadence in A major at bar 17 feels surprising and unsettling because of the peregrinations of the opening bars. There are eyebrow-raising melodic moments also, like the upward leap of a seventh at the word ‘misericors’ (‘merciful’) and some wonderful textural effects throughout.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2005

Derelinquat impius, qui supplie les pécheurs de revenir vers le Seigneur, fut peut-être l’une des dernières pièces composées par Tallis, que l’on sent presque sur le ton de l’expérimentation, opposé d’emblée à un quelconque centre tonal, si bien que la cadence en la majeur, à la mesure 17, paraît surprenante et troublante au regard des pérégrinations des mesures d’ouverture. S’ajoutent à cela des moments mélodiques qui étonnent, tel le bond ascendant d’une septième au mot «misericors» («miséricordieux»), sans oublier de merveilleux effets de texture, omniprésents.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Carwood © 2005
Français: Hypérion

Es ist möglich, dass Derelinquat impius, eine Bitte, dass die Sünder zum Herrn zurückkehren mögen, eines der letzten Stücke Tallis’ war. Er zeigt sich hier fast experimentell und entzieht sich von Anfang an jeglicher Tonalität, so dass die Kadenz in A-Dur in Takt 17 aufgrund der Ausflüge in den ersten Takten überraschend und verunsichernd wirkt. In der melodischen Stimmführung passiert ebenfalls Unerwartetes, so etwa der nach oben gerichtete Septsprung bei dem Wort „misericors“ („gnädig“). Zudem sind im gesamten Stück wunderbare textliche Effekte zu beobachten.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Carwood © 2005
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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