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O saviour of the world

author of text
Order of the 'Visitation of the Sick'

Similar in a sense to Suzi Digby’s William Byrd project (see Ave verum corpus re-imagined), I was asked by conductor Eamonn Dougan to respond to Thomas Tallis’ Salvator mundi in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Thomas Tallis Society. I was inspired to use the same scoring and also the melodic outline of Tallis’ original but refracted through twenty-first-century eyes. I felt it was particularly important that the anguish behind this text be apparent.

from notes by Roderick Williams © 2017


Williams (R): Sacred choral works
Studio Master: SIGCD517Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 10 on SIGCD517 [5'08] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD517 track 10

Recording date
24 April 2017
Recording venue
The Chapel of St Peter and St Paul, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
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  1. Williams (R): Sacred choral works (SIGCD517)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: December 2017
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