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Tallis: Audivi vocem; Tye, Sheppard, etc / Hilliard Ensemble

Audio Samples

>Tallis, Thomas : In jejunio et fletu
>Tallis, Thomas : Te lucis ante terminum
>Tallis, Thomas : Audivi vocem
>Tye, Christopher : Omnes gentes, plaudite manibus, motet for 5 voices
>Tye, Christopher : Missa Sine Nomine
>Sheppard, John : Gaudete Celicole Omnes for 4 voices
>Sheppard, John : Beati omnes
>Tallis, Thomas : Absterge Domine
>Sheppard, John : Laudate pueri Dominum
>Sheppard, John : Aeterne Rex Altissime for 5 voices
>Tye, Christopher : In pace in idipsum

Album Summary

>Tallis, Thomas : In jejunio et fletu
>Tallis, Thomas : Te lucis ante terminum
>Tallis, Thomas : Audivi vocem
>Tye, Christopher : Omnes gentes, plaudite manibus, motet for 5 voices
>Tye, Christopher : Missa Sine Nomine
>Sheppard, John : Gaudete Celicole Omnes for 4 voices
>Sheppard, John : Beati omnes
>Tallis, Thomas : Absterge Domine
>Sheppard, John : Laudate pueri Dominum
>Sheppard, John : Aeterne Rex Altissime for 5 voices
>Tye, Christopher : In pace in idipsum
Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This release features the beloved Hilliard Ensemble in lesser-known but wonderfully peaceful music by renaissance composers from their home-country. Like on most of the previous Hilliard-albums, this program is carefully assembled: Tye's "Missa Sine Nomine" serves as the backbone for a suite of responds, antiphones and anthems by the three English composers.

BBC Music Magazine
The ensemble is flawless and the sound reproduction crystalline.

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
The Hilliards here return to familiar territory with a programme of Tallis, Tye and Sheppard.

While the territory may be familiar, however, not all of its landmarks are, and neither is their disposition - this is an extremely well organised disc, surveying the impact that the musical aspects of the Reformation had in the first instance on English composers (what David Skinner aptly describes as 'that musicologically grey period in the last decades of Henry VIII's reign'). Thus, while all the works by Tallis (Inieiunio et fletu, Te lucis ante terminum, Audivivocem and Salvator mundi, the latter given a particularly beautiful performance) are well known, they are set in the context of much more recondite material.

The rarities from Sheppard include the early Gaudete celicole omnes, whose constant flow almost suggests at times a kind of English Gombert, and later, clearly Henrician works, such as the marvellously luminous hymn Eternerex, altissime. The music by Tye includes Omnesgentes plaudite, which may perhaps be considered relatively known, but the four sections of the Missa sine nomine from the Peterhouse partbooks will probably be unknown even to most connoisseurs of this period, precisely on account of the missing voice. Hopefully these beautifully blended performances will help to change this state of affairs, for it is an extremely impressive work, heralding the new, compact and more declamatory style with consummate skill. An outstanding release.



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Works Details

>Tallis, Thomas : In jejunio et fletu
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1575

>Tallis, Thomas : Te lucis ante terminum
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1575

>Tallis, Thomas : Audivi vocem
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1540-1560

>Tye, Christopher : Omnes gentes, plaudite manibus, motet for 5 voices
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Tye, Christopher : Missa Sine Nomine
  • Running Time: 7 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Sheppard, John : Gaudete Celicole Omnes for 4 voices
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Sheppard, John : Beati omnes
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Tye, Christopher : Missa Sine Nomine
  • Running Time: 7 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Tallis, Thomas : Absterge Domine
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1575

>Sheppard, John : Laudate pueri Dominum
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Tye, Christopher : Missa Sine Nomine
  • Running Time: 7 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Sheppard, John : Aeterne Rex Altissime for 5 voices
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Tye, Christopher : Missa Sine Nomine
  • Running Time: 7 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Tye, Christopher : In pace in idipsum
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance