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O nata lux de lumine

Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur (1575)
author of text
Hymn at Lauds on the Feast of the Transfiguration

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


The Essential Tallis Scholars
CDGIM2012CDs for the price of 1
Exultate Deo
Hail, gladdening Light
COLCD113Download only
COLCD125Download only
Sacred & Secular Music
Renaissance Radio
CDGIM2122CDs for the price of 1
The Tallis Scholars sing Tudor Church Music, Vol. 2
CDGIM2102CDs for the price of 1
Tallis: Gaude gloriosa & other sacred music
Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah
Tallis: Spem in alium & other choral works
CDA30024Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Tallis: The Complete Works, Vol. 7
SIGCD029Download only


Track 8 on CDA30024 [1'58] Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
Track 14 on CDA66850 [2'00]
Track 11 on CDA67548 [1'57]
Track 10 on CDGIM025 [2'02]
Track 3 on CDGIM201 CD2 [2'05] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 3 on CDGIM210 CD2 [2'02] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 6 on CDGIM212 CD2 [2'02] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 7 on CDH55148 [1'54]
Track 19 on COLCD113 [1'40] Download only
Track 7 on COLCD125 [1'35] Download only
Track 4 on SIGCD029 [1'54] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA66370 track 7

Recording date
31 March 1987
Recording venue
St John-at-Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Robert van Bahr
Recording engineer
Robert van Bahr
Hyperion usage
  1. Sacred & Secular Music (CDA66370)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: November 1990
    Deletion date: January 2004
    Superseded by CDH55148
  2. Sacred & Secular Music (CDH55148)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: January 2004
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