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Sistine Madonna by Raphael (1483-1520)
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Gemäldegalerie, Dresden / Photo © akg-images / Erich Lessing
Track(s) taken from CDGIM212
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

Leroy Kyrie
composer
author of text
Ordinary of the Lady Mass

Other recordings available for download
The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)
Introduction
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 Gloria tibi Trinitas
'Taverner: Missa O Michael & other sacred music' (CDH55054)
Taverner: Missa O Michael & other sacred music
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55054  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'The Sixteen & The Golden Age of Polyphony' (CDS44401/10)
The Sixteen & The Golden Age of Polyphony
MP3 £35.00FLAC £35.00ALAC £35.00Buy by post £38.50 CDS44401/10  10CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  

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