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Christ rising again

author of text
Romans 6: 9–11, 1 Corinthians 15: 20–22; texts appointed in Edward VI’s first Prayer Book to be sung on Easter Day

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)
Recording details: Unknown
Merton College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Produced by Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Engineered by Mike Clements
Release date: April 1986
Total duration: 4 minutes 35 seconds

Cover artwork: Edward VI as a Child by Hans Holbein the Younger (c1497-1543)
National Gallery of Art, Washington / Andrew W Mellon Collection

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Christ rising again is an extended work, divided into two clear parts and based on a text used only at Morning Prayer on Easter Day. Tallis’s setting shows his fluency at five-part imitative writing with some passages of strong rhythmic contrast, such as at the words ‘by man also cometh the resurrection of the dead’. The anthem ends with a rising sequence of Alleluias, underscoring the resurrection theme of the text.

from notes by David Evans © 2009

Christ rising again est une œuvre étendue, scindée en deux parties nettes et fondée sur un texte réservé à l’office anglican du matin de Pâques. La mise en musique dévoile l’aisance de Tallis dans l’écriture imitative à cinq parties, avec des passages de forts contrastes rythmiques, comme aux mots «par l’homme vient aussi la résurrection des morts». L’anthem s’achève sur une séquence ascendante d’Alléluias, accusant le thème résurrectionnel du texte.

extrait des notes rédigées par David Evans © 2009
Français: Hypérion

Christ rising again hingegen ist ein ausgedehnteres Werk, das sich in zwei Abschnitte teilt und auf einem Text basiert, der nur zum Morgengebet am Ostersonntag verwendet wird. Tallis’ Vertonung ist für fünf imitative Stimmen angelegt und außerordentlich fließend komponiert, wobei einige Passagen starke rhythmische Kontraste aufweisen, wie etwa bei den Worten „by man also cometh the resurrection of the dead“. Das Anthem endet mit einer aufsteigenden Alleluia-Sequenz, in der das Thema der Auferstehung unterstrichen wird.

aus dem Begleittext von David Evans © 2009
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Mae Christ rising again yn waith estynedig, sydd mewn dwy ran glir, ac yn seiliedig ar destun na ddefnyddiwyd ond yng Ngweddi’r Bore ar Sul y Pasg. Mae gosodiad Tallis yn dangos ei rwyddineb wrth ysgrifennu’n ddynwaredol ar gyfer pum rhan, a rhai rhannau â gwrthgyferbyniad rhythmig cryf, megis y geiriau ‘by man also cometh the resurrection of the dead’. Daw’r anthem i ben â dilyniant esgynnol o’r gair Alleluia, gan danlinellu thema’r testun, sef yr Atgyfodiad.

David Evans © 2009
Cymraeg: Helen Smith

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