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The Nativity (detail) by Gérard David (active 1484-1523)
Track(s) taken from CDA30024
Recording details: July 1989
Winchester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: February 1990
Total duration: 1 minutes 58 seconds

'Never before has Spem in alium, Tallis's great 40-part motet, so closely resembled The Last Judgement as it does in this vast and awesome performance' (Gramophone)

'A thrilling large scale performance' (CDReview)

'A magnificent sound' (Daily Mail)

O nata lux de lumine
composer
Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur (1575)
author of text
Hymn at Lauds on the Feast of the Transfiguration

Other recordings available for download
The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
The Hilliard Ensemble
Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
Introduction
Tallis published this miniature masterpiece in a collection meant to show off English music to foreigners. Its rich sonority, metrical ambiguity and odd shifts of harmony are indeed all quintessentially English. The words are drawn from Roman Catholic service-books as used in Italy and France, and celebrate Christ the Redeemer.

from notes by John Milsom © 2013


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'The Essential Tallis Scholars' (CDGIM201)
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'Exultate Deo' (CDA66850)
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'Sacred & Secular Music' (CDH55148)
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'Renaissance Radio' (CDGIM212)
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'The Tallis Scholars sing Tudor Church Music, Vol. 2' (CDGIM210)
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'Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah' (CDGIM025)
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