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Track(s) taken from CDGIM212

Leroy Kyrie

composer
author of text
Ordinary of the Lady Mass

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Recording details: Unknown
Merton College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: February 2013
Total duration: 3 minutes 33 seconds

Cover artwork: Sistine Madonna by Raphael (1483-1520)
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Gemäldegalerie, Dresden / Photo © akg-images / Erich Lessing
 

Other recordings available for download

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)

Reviews

'There are forty-seven separate tracks here and on each one you will hear singing of the very highest quality. More than that you will experience music-making that’s born out of scholarship and a deep understanding of each composer’s music and how it should be presented; yet the scholarship is lightly worn. Nineteen very different and highly individual composers are represented and all are expertly served … a splendid representation of the art of The Tallis Scholars. If you are familiar with their work the set is a welcome and highly pleasurable way to refresh your memory. If you haven’t sampled much of their recorded output before—or if you’re unfamiliar with the richly rewarding field of Renaissance vocal music – then I hope this set may lead you to many new discoveries; you could not wish for better guides than Peter Phillips and his expert singers' (MusicWeb International)
This piece takes its name from a mysterious tune called ‘Leroy’ that features in a number of Tudor musical manuscripts. The most likely explanation is that one of the 15th-century kings of England composed this melody, perhaps Henry IV or Henry V being ‘le roi’ in question. In Taverner’s ‘Leroy Kyrie’, the tune is sung by the sopranos.

from notes by John Milsom © 2013

Other albums featuring this work

Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas
CDGIM004
Taverner: Missa O Michael & other sacred music
CDH55054
The Sixteen & The Golden Age of Polyphony
CDS44401/1010CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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