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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: 3 minutes 54 seconds

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

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The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
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


Other albums featuring this work
'Tallis: Gaude gloriosa & other sacred music' (CDA67548)
Tallis: Gaude gloriosa & other sacred music

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