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Track(s) taken from CDA67695

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 Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice (conductor)
Recording details: July 2008
Merton College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Produced by David Trendell
Engineered by Justin Lowe
Release date: April 2009
Total duration: 4 minutes 59 seconds

Cover artwork: William Mundy’s Te Deum ‘for trebles’ from the Chirk Castle Part-Books. MS Mus.Res.*MNZ(Chirk).
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

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'The new works are undoubtedly significant additions to the repertoire. On that count alone this recording is self-recommending. An even greater name among the new additions is that of Tallis … the predominant sonority is familiarly clear, transparent and assured … for the sake of the new pieces alone, lovers of this repertory will welcome this enthusiastically' (Gramophone)

'This is a beautifully conceived and exquisitely carried out program with much historical interest' (American Record Guide)

'You will never hear a more judiciously balanced, vocally better matched, nor technically more accomplished choral group than the 12-voice Brabant Ensemble. Founder/director Stephen Rice has assembled an exemplary company of voices aligned with repertoire that ideally suits the group's size and configuration. Combined with excellently recorded sound—from the Merton College Chapel venue favored by many choral ensembles—this production offers a program that's not only historically significant but that's worthy of repeated listening—intellectually involving, aesthetically pleasing, and emotionally engaging. How can you go wrong with that? Highly recommended!' (Classics Today)
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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