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The Tallis Scholars

The Day of Thy Power

Repertoire

Fayrfax
Gloria from the Missa Tecum principium
Tallis
Lamentations 1
Fayrfax
Credo from the Missa Tecum principium
Fayrfax
Sanctus from the Missa Tecum principium
Tallis
Lamentations 2
Fayrfax
Agnus Dei from Missa Tecum principium

Performers

Peter Phillips
director

It is a very rare treat indeed to be able to hear the whole of Fayrfax’s Missa Tecum principium in one sitting. Newly edited for The Tallis Scholars by Tim Symons, this is one of the most substantial and virtuoso mass-settings of the entire period, rivalled only perhaps by Taverner’s Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas, which The Tallis Scholars will be featuring during 2013 – their 40th anniversary year. Written for Christmas, the Missa Tecum principium presents its chant twelve times, each with a different rhythm, culminating in the most perfectly beautiful Agnus Dei in the whole repertoire. In between these colossal movements of Fayrfax they sing something more compact, but just as intense, in the two Lamentations of Tallis.

Part of Choral at Cadogan 2012/13

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‘As near extraterrestrial as you can get sitting in a concert hall’

The Guardian, after Cadogan Hall’s May 2012 concert


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