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The Litany 'for trebles'

First line:
O God the Father of heav’n
questionable attribution; unique to the Chirk Castle Part-Books; based on Tallis's setting of the Litany O God, the Father of Heaven
author of text
Book of Common Prayer

The Litany ‘for trebles’, credited to ‘Parsons’, is a rather free adaptation of Tallis’s famous setting, although its upward transposition in the part-books gives the music a lighter and more spacious feeling.

from notes by David Evans © 2009

La Litany «pour trebles», attribuée à «Parsons», est une adaptation assez libre de la fameuse version de Tallis, sa transposition vers le haut, dans les parties séparées, lui conférant cependant un plus grand sentiment de liberté, d’espace.

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

Die Litany „für Sopranstimmen“ bp, ebenfalls „Parsons“ zugeschrieben, ist eine recht freie Bearbeitung der berühmten Vertonung von Tallis, obwohl die Transposition in den Stimmbüchern nach oben die Musik noch leichter und weitläufiger erscheinen lässt.

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

Mae’r Litany ‘for trebles’, sydd hefyd wedi’i phriodoli i ‘Parsons’, yn addasiad eithaf rhydd o osodiad adnabyddus Tallis, er bod ei thrawsgyweiriad uwch yn y rhan-lyfrau yn rhoi ymdeimlad ysgafnach a mwy eang i’r gerddoriaeth.

David Evans © 2009
Cymraeg: Helen Smith


Music from the Chirk Castle Part-Books


Track 14 on CDA67695 [8'05]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67695 track 14

Recording date
7 July 2008
Recording venue
Merton College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
David Trendell
Recording engineer
Justin Lowe
Hyperion usage
  1. Music from the Chirk Castle Part-Books (CDA67695)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: April 2009
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