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Audivi vocem de caelo
Audivi vocem is one of Tallis's most purely beautiful compositions. A setting of the respond at the service of Matins on All Saints’ Day, it makes use of Sarum Rite chant, which means it must have been written before 1559 when this rite was finally abandoned. The style of the music, however, suggests a date rather earlier than Mary’s reign, with its avoidance of imitation and uninflectedly modal harmonies.

from notes by Peter Phillips © 1998

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Details for CDGIM034 track 4
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Recording venue
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs
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  1. Tallis: The Tallis Christmas Mass (CDGIM034)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: September 1998
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