Tallis - Missa Salve intemerata, Antiphons | Hyperion - Helios CDH55400

Tallis - Missa Salve intemerata, Antiphons

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Label: Hyperion - Helios

Cat No: CDH55400

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 28th January 2013

Contents

Artists

Philip Scriven (organ)
Winchester Cathedral Choir

Conductor

David Hill

Works

Tallis, Thomas

Fantasy in A minor
Missa Salve Intemerata

Artists

Philip Scriven (organ)
Winchester Cathedral Choir

Conductor

David Hill

About

Winchester Cathedral Choir released their first album of Tallis’s choral music back in 1990 (CDA66400). The recording has remained one of our all-time best sellers and featured in our 20th and 30th Anniversary editions. This second Tallis album contains more beautiful, inspirational music by the most influential English composer of his generation, as well as one of the most popular Renaissance composers of today.

It is only in the past few decades that much of the early Tallis repertoire has become widely available. The Salve intemerata Mass is thought to be among the earliest of Tallis’s surviving music and was probably written no later than 1530.

The settings of the Ordinary of the Mass are here interspersed with votive antiphons by Tallis and Sarum chant. The sole source of the Salve intemerata Mass, and one of the sources of its votive antiphon model, is a set of four out of five original part-books thought to have been compiled for Canterbury Cathedral at its refoundation in 1540.

Also contains:
- PLAINSONG Kyrie fons bonitatis
- PLAINSONG GRADUAL Propter veritatem
- PLAINSONG ANTIPHON Beata Dei genitrix
- VOTIVE ANTIPHON Ave rosa sine spinis
- PLAINSONG ANTIPHON Nesciens mater
- PLAINSONG ANTIPHON Regina caeli
- VOTIVE ANTIPHON Salve intemerata
- PLAINSONG ANTIPHON Ave regina caelorum
- PLAINSONG COMMUNION Beata viscera

It is all glorious music and the ambience of the Cathedral is well caught in this recording. A delightful CD, strongly recommended’ - The Organ

A quite magnificent recording’ - International Record Review

An outstanding CD’ - Cathedral Music

Skilled, thoughtful performances of three great works by a marvellously trained choir’ - Gramophone

The bright-toned singing combines the clarity and precision essential in this repertoire with notably sensitive shaping of individual lines and excellently judged speeds. The results are exhilarating’ - The Daily Telegraph

‘Vivid acoustics and mellifluous phrasing in the plainsong pieces evoke a calming contemplative atmosphere. The exemplary tonal finesse and beautifully judged dynamic response in the votive antiphon Ave rosa sine spinis is striking’ - BBC Music Magazine

Winchester is one of today’s finest English cathedral choirs, and this release can only sustain that reputation. Connoisseurs will find it a delight’ - American Record Guide

[from CDA67207]

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