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Track(s) taken from CDA67548
Recording details: January 2005
Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, United Kingdom
Produced by Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Engineered by Martin Haskell & Iestyn Rees
Release date: July 2005
Total duration: 3 minutes 55 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 Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (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


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'Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah' (CDGIM025)
Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah

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