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Missa Salve intemerata
composer
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author of text
Ordinary of the Mass

Recordings
'Tallis: Missa Salve intemerata' (CDH55400)
Tallis: Missa Salve intemerata
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'Tallis: Salve intemerata & other sacred music' (CDA67994)
Tallis: Salve intemerata & other sacred music
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'Hyperion monthly sampler – February 2013' (HYP201302)
Hyperion monthly sampler – February 2013
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'Hyperion monthly sampler – September 2013' (HYP201309)
Hyperion monthly sampler – September 2013
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Details
Movement 1: Gloria
Movement 2: Credo
Movement 3: Sanctus
Movement 4: Benedictus
Movement 5: Agnus Dei

Missa Salve intemerata
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Tallis’ decision to write a Missa Salve intemerata based on themes from his Antiphon Salve intemerata virgo points to a key development in English music history. Unlike on the Continent, it had been more usual for English Masses to be based on plainsong tunes rather than on polyphonic compositions. Robert Fayrfax’s Missa O bone Jesu is probably the first to break the mould, followed by John Taverner’s Missa Mater Christi sanctissima and Missa Sancti Wilhelmi devotio. It is likely that the Missa Salve intemerata is later than the Antiphon. Tallis seems more in control of the music, although this may be a result of not having to wrestle with the rambling devotional text. He picks the best moments of the Antiphon to quote in the Mass and provides new and more succinct material when needed, especially in the Benedictus and the Agnus Dei. The Mass sounds more modern with its syllabic style, yet Tallis keeps the old English pre-Reformation conventions: there is no setting of the Kyrie, the Credo text is truncated and each movement begins with a head motif (the opening melodies of the Antiphon).

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2013

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Details for CDH55400 track 4
Credo
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-01-20704
Duration
6'22
Recording date
25 May 2000
Recording venue
Winchester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Tallis: Missa Salve intemerata & Antiphons (CDA67207)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: March 2001
    Deletion date: March 2010
    Superseded by CDH55400
  2. Tallis: Missa Salve intemerata (CDH55400)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: February 2013
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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