O nata lux de lumine

composer
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

Recordings

The Essential Tallis Scholars
CDGIM2012CDs for the price of 1
Exultate Deo
CDA66850
Sacred & Secular Music
CDH55148Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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
CDA67548
Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah
CDGIM025Please, someone, buy me …
Tallis: Spem in alium & other choral works
CDA30024Hyperion 30th Anniversary seriesDownload currently discounted

Details

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] Please, someone, buy me …
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] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Track-specific metadata for CDA66400 track 8

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-40008
Duration
1'58
Recording date
7 July 1989
Recording venue
Winchester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Tallis: Spem in alium & other choral works (CDA30024)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: October 2010
    Hyperion 30th Anniversary series
  2. Tallis: Spem in alium & other choral works (CDA66400)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: February 1990
    Deletion date: March 2014
    Superseded by CDA30024