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I call and cry to thee
composer
5vv ATTBarB; contrafactum of O sacrum convivium from the 1575 Cantiones sacrae; The First Booke of Selected Church Musick published by John Barnard in London in 1641
author of text

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'Tallis: Salve intemerata & other sacred music' (CDA67994)
Tallis: Salve intemerata & other sacred music
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I call and cry to thee
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The five-part English piece I call and cry to thee is the same music as the Latin motet O sacrum convivium published in the 1575 Cantiones sacrae. This habit of giving English words to Latin-texted pieces, known as contrafactum, was not uncommon during this period and may express a desire to sing music in the vernacular. It is thought that I call and cry may have started life as an instrumental fantasia, perhaps dating from the 1560s, but was revised and given its Latin title for inclusion in the 1575 publication. It is an exquisite piece, full of glorious imitation, based on syllabic writing and in an ABB form. It is beautiful in either language and is a good example of the fusion created by Tallis between the strict and controlled music of the Reformers and the more free, expansive writing of Mary’s restored Catholic rite.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2013

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67994 track 8
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-13-99408
Duration
3'42
Recording date
14 November 2012
Recording venue
Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Recording engineer
Martin Haskell & Iestyn Rees
Hyperion usage
  1. Tallis: Salve intemerata & other sacred music (CDA67994)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: September 2013
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