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Track(s) taken from CDGIM004

Leroy Kyrie

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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 Mike Clements
Release date: September 1984
Total duration: 3 minutes 48 seconds

Cover artwork: Illuminated initial in Les grandes heures de Jean Duc de Berry (1409).
Reproduced by courtesy of La Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
 
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Leroy Kyrie  [3'48]

Other recordings available for download

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

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CDH55054
The Sixteen & The Golden Age of Polyphony
CDS44401/1010CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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