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The Tallis Scholars

Sacred Music in the Vernacular

Repertoire

Schütz
Deutsches Magnificat
Schütz
Die mit Tränen säen
Schütz
Ich bin eine rufende Stimme
Schütz
Selig sind die Toten
John Rutter
Hymn to the Creator
John Rutter
A Choral Fanfare
Byrd
Sing joyfully
Gibbons
O clap your hands
Gibbons
Lift up your heads
Gibbons
O Lord in thy wrath
Byrd
Exalt thyself O God
Byrd
Praise our Lord
John Rutter
I my Best-Beloved’s am
J.S. Bach
Komm, Jesu, komm

Performers

Peter Phillips
director

One of the by-products of specialising in renaissance sacred music is that we spend our lives working with a language none of us speaks — Latin. It is an unusual pleasure for us to sing a whole programme in vernacular languages — and to do so inevitably led us to the leading Protestant traditions: Byrd and Gibbons from the English, Schütz and Bach from the German.

To these composers we have added four pieces by John Rutter, who celebrated his 70th birthday this September. These anthems show off a side to Rutter which is not as widely explored as his carols, but whose more extended style fits in well with the polyphony which surrounds it in this programme.

Part of Choral at Cadogan 2015‑16

Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford

A Christmas concert with music by Frescobaldi and Victoria, a motet by J.C.F. Bach, a selection of Christmas carols, and Vaughan Williams' magical Fantasia on Christmas Carols.

Tenebrae

French choral music of penance and praise from the 12th to 20th centuries including Brumel's Lamentations, motets by Duruflé and Poulenc, as well as the latter's cantata Figure humaine, and works by...

Alamire

Alamire explores the finest works in Anne Boleyn’s Songbook by some of the greatest composers of the early 16th century, including Compère, Brumel, Mouton and Josquin, interspersed with French...

The Tallis Scholars

The award-winning vocal group performs a programme of Lamentations and Magnificat settings by composers including by Tallis, Nico Muhly, Arvo Pärt, Cornysh and Matthew Martin (a world premiere).

Vox Luminis

Favourite a cappella works and lesser known gems from the Great English Renaissance by composers including Tallis, White, Sheppard, Byrd, Tomkins, Ramsey, Weelkes and Morley.

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