An Immortal Legacy - Choral works by Tallis, Morley, Gibbons, Byrd, MacMillan, Tippett, Britten, Chilcott / The Sixteen

Album Summary

>Tallis, Thomas : Psalm Tunes (9) for Mister Parker
>Tallis, Thomas : Absterge Domine
>Morley, Thomas : Aprill is in my mistris face, madrigal for 4 voices
>Gibbons, Orlando : First Set of Madrigals and Mottets
>Byrd, William : This sweet and merry month of May, madrigal for 6 voices (SSATTB)
>MacMillan, James : Sedebit Dominus Rex, motet for chorus (Strathclyde Motet)
>Tippett, Michael : Negro Spirituals (5), for chorus (from "A Child of Our Time")
>Tallis, Thomas : In manus tuas
>Tallis, Thomas : I call and cry to thee
>Tallis, Thomas : Loquebantur variis linguis
>MacMillan, James : Mitte manum tuam, motet for chorus (Strathclyde Motet)
>Byrd, William : Liber secundus sacrarum cantionum
>Britten, Benjamin : Choral Dances (6) from Gloriana, for chorus (or tenor, chorus & harpsichord), Op. 53
>Chilcott, Robert : Tallis Canon, for chorus
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Sixteenth-century England was a place of much religious change. It was a dangerous and confusing time, and it is testament to their incredible skill and musical mastery that composers like Tallis and Byrd were able to produce such magnificent works in such troubled times. Their works left a lasting legacy, influencing some of our most celebrated 20th- and 21st-century composers and surviving over half a millennium to be performed as widely today as they have ever been. This disc features some of the best-loved classics of Tudor and Jacobean church music together with madrigals by Tallis, Byrd, and Gibbons. They are performed alongside pieces by Britten, Tippett, and MacMillan including the Five Spirituals from "A Child of Our Time" and the Choral Dances from "Gloriana."

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Works Details

>Tallis, Thomas : Psalm Tunes (9) for Mister Parker
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Ensemble: The Sixteen
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1567

>Tallis, Thomas : Absterge Domine
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1575

>Morley, Thomas : Aprill is in my mistris face, madrigal for 4 voices
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: by 1594

>Gibbons, Orlando : First Set of Madrigals and Mottets
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Notes: Composition written: United Kingdom.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Byrd, William : This sweet and merry month of May, madrigal for 6 voices (SSATTB)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1590

>MacMillan, James : Sedebit Dominus Rex, motet for chorus (Strathclyde Motet)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Tippett, Michael : Negro Spirituals (5), for chorus (from "A Child of Our Time")
  • Performers: Neil MacKenzie (Tenor); Robert Evans (Bass-Baritone); Carys Lane (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Notes: Composition written: 1958.
  • Running Time: 11 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Tallis, Thomas : In manus tuas
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1575

>Tallis, Thomas : I call and cry to thee
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1575

>Tallis, Thomas : Loquebantur variis linguis
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1540-1560

>MacMillan, James : Mitte manum tuam, motet for chorus (Strathclyde Motet)
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Byrd, William : Liber secundus sacrarum cantionum
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1580

>Britten, Benjamin : Choral Dances (6) from Gloriana, for chorus (or tenor, chorus & harpsichord), Op. 53
  • Performer: Ian Partridge
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Notes: Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (01/2013); Snape Maltings Concert Hall (01/2013); Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London (1991); Snape Maltings Concert Hall (1991)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Tallis, Thomas : Psalm Tunes (9) for Mister Parker
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1567

>Chilcott, Robert : Tallis Canon, for chorus
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary