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In ieiunio et fletu
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author of text
Respond at Matins, first Sunday in Lent, cf Joel 2: 17

Recordings
'Libera nos - The cry of the oppressed' (SIGCD338)
Libera nos - The cry of the oppressed
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'The Tallis Scholars sing Tudor Church Music, Vol. 2' (CDGIM210)
The Tallis Scholars sing Tudor Church Music, Vol. 2
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'Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah' (CDGIM025)
Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah
'Tallis: Spem in alium & other sacred music' (CKD233)
Tallis: Spem in alium & other sacred music
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'Tallis: Spem in alium & other choral works' (CDA30024)
Tallis: Spem in alium & other choral works
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Details
Track 1 on CDGIM210 CD2 [4'32] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 2 on CDA30024 [5'07] Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Track 4 on CKD233 [4'40] Download only

In ieiunio et fletu
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In ieiunio et fletu has been said to be ‘possibly Tallis’s finest work’. Published in the Cantiones Sacrae of 1575, which contained music by Tallis and Byrd, In ieiunio is an astonishing matching of text to music, having absorbed much from the influx of continental music both sacred and secular into England. Chordal declamation, chromatic movement, and a careful sense of tonal architecture are the elements in the work which in combination with the more conventional polyphonic writing give a glimpse of new territory to be covered. The solemnly penitential words (‘In weeping and lamenting the priests prayed. Spare us, Lord, spare Thy people.’) give Tallis the cue to make such a complete identification with the text (and in these extremely penitential texts used by both Tallis and Byrd reference to the plight of the Catholic Church in Britain at the time is often noted) that he goes beyond his habitual technical boundaries and creates the foundations for a new vocabulary. Tallis himself took up the cue elsewhere, in his Lamentations.

from notes by Ivan Moody © 1989

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Details for CDGIM210 disc 2 track 1
Artists
ISRC
GB-ADM-92-21013
Duration
4'32
Recording date
Recording venue
Salle Church, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Recording engineer
Mike Clements
Hyperion usage
  1. The Tallis Scholars sing Tudor Church Music, Vol. 2 (CDGIM210)
    Disc 2 Track 1
    Release date: November 2008
    2CDs for the price of 1
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