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Spem in alium Thomas Tallis - Music for Monarchs and Magnates

Spem in alium Thomas Tallis - Music for Monarchs and Magnates-Choir-Choral Collection
ID: COR16016 (EAN: 828021601620)  | 1 SACD | DSD
Ausgefolgt: 2003
Choral Collection
BYRD, William | GIBBONS, Orlando | TALLIS, Thomas | TOMKINS, Thomas
The Sixteen
Andere Infos:

Recorded in Surround Sound
TALLIS, Thomas (1514-1585) 
1. Spem in alium9:40 
GIBBONS, Orlando (1583-1625) 
2. O all true faithful hearts4:20 
BYRD, William (1543-1623) 
3. Deus venerunt gentes13:25 
TOMKINS, Thomas (1572-1656) 
4. Know you not8:15 
GIBBONS, Orlando (1583-1625) 
5. Great King of Gods4:55 
TOMKINS, Thomas (1572-1656) 
6. O God, the heathen are come10:01 
TALLIS, Thomas (1514-1585) 
7. Te Deum8:48 
TOMKINS, Thomas (1572-1656) 
8. Be strong3:08 
TOMKINS, Thomas (1572-1656) 
9. Sing and glorify8:21 


Recorded in Surround Sound
Newly recorded in the round and in surround sound, Thomas Tallis' 40-part motet, Spem in alium, one of the great landmarks of polyphony, forms the centre-piece of this dazzling CD. Under the theme, Music for Monarchs and Magnates' The Sixteen draws together music by Tallis, Byrd, Gibbons and Thomas Tomkins, some of it never before recorded, some indeed not performed since the time of its writing. It explores the use of music for ceremonial, even propaganda purposes by the state, contrasted with the composers' private use of biblical texts to give public vent to their own sometimes dangerous views in an England torn by political and religious strife.
Alongside the usual 40 voice setting of Spem in Alium is an English version of the same work - Sing and Glorify - which was adapted to an English text for King James I to honour his son Henry, the newly-annointed Prince of Wales. With cornetts, sackbuts, dulcians and organs in place of some voices, this is a glorious complement to the usual version.
This disc is available as a CD/SACD (plays in CD players and in SACD players) and DVD-A/DVD-V (audio product plus video interviews and extra features; plays in standard DVD-Video and DVD-Audio players, PAL only). The CD/SACD and DVD-A/DVD-V are available at the same price.
"The Sixteen's anthology of a century of royal repertoire composed for 'monarchs and magnates' is the real thing: a masterpiece of detective work, rare repertoire and artful editing, and a fitting celebratoin of its first quarter-centruy devoted to early music." BBC Music Magazine


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