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Tallis Scholars: Thomas Tallis - Spem In Alium

Song NameComposer
Spem in aliumThomas Tallis
Sancte DeusThomas Tallis
Salvator mundi, salva nos IThomas Tallis
Salvator mundi, salva nos IIThomas Tallis
Gaude gloriosaThomas Tallis
Miserere nostriThomas Tallis
Loquebantur variis linguisThomas Tallis

Directed by Peter Philips

"Spem in alium" is one of the most remarkable pieces ever written. This forty-voice motet for eight five-part choirs has carefully constructed counterpoint in alternation with striking homophony. No one is certain of the reasons that led Tallis to write something so bold. The large number of choirs creates an amazing stereo-effect and, therefore, is often sung surrounding the audience. The remaining motets on this recording are no less astounding. His merits as a composer must be remembered, as he remained court composer, despite being Catholic, under the rule of Elizabeth I. As usual, the Tallis Scholars lend sheer beauty and clarity to this phenomenal music.

Item code: 7156C | 1 CD | $16.98 |add item to cart
Early Music  | A Cappella | Mixed | England
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