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Track(s) taken from CDGIM007

O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit

4vv SATB; The first Book of Selected Church Music, 1641
author of text
Lidley's Prayers, 1566

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: 2 minutes 15 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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The three short pieces in English—If ye love me, A new commandment and the exquisite O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit—show Tallis writing for the reformed rites of Edward VI and Elizabeth (who reinstated Edward’s First Prayer Book of 1549 when she came to the throne). O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit, a setting of a prayer published in 1566, obviously dates from the time of Elizabeth I.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2013

Les trois pièces brèves en anglais—If ye love me, A new commandment et l’exquis O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit—nous montrent un Tallis écrivant pour les rites réformés d’Édouard VI et d’Élisabeth (qui, dès son accession au trône, restaura le First Prayer Book édouardien de 1549). O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit, qui exprime en musique un prière parue en 1566, remonte manifestement à l’époque élisabéthaine.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Carwood © 2013
Français: Hypérion

Die drei kurzen Stücke in englischer Sprache—If ye love me, A new commandment und das exquisite O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit—sind Beispiele der Kompositionen Tallis’ für die reformierte Kirche Eduards VI. und Elisabeths (die bei ihrer Thronbesteigung Eduards First Prayer Book von 1549 wieder einführte). O Lord, give thy Holy Spirit, eine Vertonung eines Gebets, die 1566 veröffentlicht wurde, stammt offensichtlich aus der Zeit Elisabeths I.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Carwood © 2013
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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