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Laudate Dominum

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Psalm 116 (117)

Tallis seems not to have been much taken with the increased popularity of polyphonic settings of words from the Book of Psalms. He produced only two such pieces—Domine, quis habitabit? (the most popular text) and this Laudate Dominum, a setting of Psalm 117. Lively, full of sprung rhythms and with some fine characteristic Tallis cadences, it may well have been the inspiration for William Byrd’s later setting of Laudate pueri.

from notes by Andrew Carwood © 2015

Tallis ne fut manifestement guère impressionné par la popularité croissante des mises en musique polyphoniques de textes tirés du Livre des psaumes. Il’ n’en fit que deux: Domine, quis habitabit? (le texte le plus populaire) et le présent Laudate Dominum, sur le psaume 117. Enjouée, toute en rythmes sautillants et avec de belles cadences typiques de lui, cette pièce a fort bien pu inspirer à William Byrd son Laudate pueri plus tardif.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Carwood © 2015
Français: Hypérion

Tallis scheint sich für die zunehmende Popularität polyphoner Vertonungen von Texten aus dem Psalter nicht sonderlich erwärmt zu haben. Er komponierte zwei derartige Stücke—Domine, quis habitabit? (der beliebteste Text) und das hier vorliegende Laudate Dominum, eine Vertonung von Psalm 117. Es ist lebhaft, voller federnder Rhythmen und hat mehrere wunderbare, charakteristische Tallis-Kadenzen; es kann durchaus die Inspirationsquelle für William Byrds spätere Vertonung des Laudate pueri gewesen sein.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Carwood © 2015
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Tallis: Ave, rosa sine spinis & other sacred music
Studio Master: CDA68076Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Tallis: The Complete Works, Vol. 7
SIGCD029Download only


Track 18 on CDA68076 [3'54]
Track 8 on SIGCD029 [4'04] Download only

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