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Alamire

The Tudor Dynasty: For every syllable a note

Repertoire

Lambe
Nesciens mater
Taverner
O Christe Jesu, pastor bone
Sheppard
Filiae Jerusalem
Taverner
Quemadmodum
Sheppard
Verbum caro
Taverner & Tye
O spendor gloriae
Tallis
If ye love me
Tallis
Tunes for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter
Byrd
Peccantem me quotidie
Tallis
Honor virtus et potestas
Tallis
In ieiunio et fletu
Tallis
Dum transisset sabbatum
Byrd
Emendemus in melius
Byrd
Tribue Domine

Performers

Alamire
David Skinner
director

The evolution of Early Tudor polyphony, through the Reformation to Tallis and Byrd. A selection to chart the development of English composition from the great pre-Reformation works from the time of Henry VIII to music for the first English prayer-book of 1549 to the restored Catholic Church under Mary Tudor. The programme culminates with masterworks from Tallis and Byrd’s Cantiones Sacrae of 1575, marking the birth of England’s musical Renaissance.

Part of Choral at Cadogan 2012/13

The Tallis Scholars

English masterpieces by Robert Fayrfax and Thomas Tallis, including Fayrfax's virtuoso Missa Tecum principium.

The Choir of Merton College, Oxford

Renaissance works contrast with contemporary pieces written specially for them from the Merton Choirbook.

The Choir of Westminster Abbey

A delightfully varied Christmas programme, including Britten's magical A Ceremony of Carols, and Renaissance masterpieces alongside contemporary gems and audience carols.

I Fagiolini

A musical banquet of secular (and sometimes racy!) Renaissance dishes (with stagings), including works by Janequin, da Flecha, Lassus and Monteverdi.

Tenebrae

A programme based around the beautiful music of Will Todd and music that inspires his writing, including Bernstein's Chichester Psalms.

The Tallis Scholars

The award-winning choir celebrates its own anniversary as well as the unusual genius of Carlo Gesualdo.

‘The performances glow, and so does one’s spirit after hearing them’

Gramophone

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