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Tallis - The Complete Works - Volume 5

The Classical Shop
release date: August 2007

Originally recorded in 2007

Artists:

Alistair Dixon


Chapelle du Roi



Venue:

St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London

12-14 Oct 1998 (tracks 1-6)

Chapel, Knole House

23-24 May 1999 (tracks 7-18)

Producer:

Edward Wickham

(tracks 1-6)

Alistair Dixon & David Allinson

(tracks 7-18)

Engineer:

Mike Clements

(tracks 1-6)

Simon Eadon

(tracks 7-18)

Record Label
Signum

Genre:

Choir




Total Time - 77:44
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THOMAS TALLIS

  The Complete Works - Volume 5  
1 

Audivi vocem de coelo

3:29
2 

Candidi facti sunt

4:32
3 

Honor virtus et potestas

5:49
4 

Homo quidam fecit coenam

5:05
5 

Te lucis ante terminum (ferial)

1:35
6 

Te lucis ante terminum (festal)

2:07
7 

Natus est nobis hodie

0:52
8 

Veni redemptor gentium

7:35
9 

Jam lucis orto sidere

4:04
10 

Ecce tempus idoneum

4:12
11 

Ex more docti mistico

7:13
12 

Clarifica me pater

4:33
13 

Clarifica me pater (II)

1:03
14 

Clarifica me pater (III)

1:10
15 

Gloria tibi trinitas

1:50
16 

Iste confessoe

5:05
17 

Alleluia: per te Dei genitrix

5:01
18 

Felix namque (II)

12:29


This disc is the fifth in a series of nine that covers Thomas Tallis’s complete surviving output from his five decades of composition. In this disc we continue to explore the choral music of the Divine Office, progressing with the choral hymns and responories not found in volume 4.

Music for the Divine Office  is completed with Tallis’s liturgical organ music: five hymns and three antiphons for the Divine Office, an Alleluia for the Lady Mass and an extended setting of the offertory Felix Namque.

Tallis’s written music for the liturgy is modest in style, inventive and very appealing. His surviving output of written keyboard music is very small in light of his reputation. It is possible that much of this written music has been lost, and even more likely that the majority of his keyboard performances were improvised, and therefore not strictly notated. This CD offers reconstructions based on what is known of liturgical practice at the time when this music was most probably written (the later years of Henry VIII and those of Queen Mary I).

Recording the organ works of Tallis involves a number of difficult decisions, not least the choice of organ, as there are no surviving English organs from the sixteenth century. The organ in the late medieval private chapel of Knole, a vast country house in Kent, is arguably the oldest playable organ in England. It’s joints can sound rather rattley, and it has some trouble breathing at times (although the regular creak of the bellows being pumped by foot is a reassuring link with the pre-electric past). However, the sound of this organ in the Knole chapel acoustic might not be far off from what Tallis knew from inside the Chapel Royal.

Once again Chapelle du Roi presents an inspired and historically informed performance of the sacred renaissance repertoire for which they are celebrated.

"...The whole thing is a delight, superbly played, sung and recorded ..."

Peter Grahame Woolf

The Organ - July 2002

".. Well worth hearing."

Simon Heighes

International Record Review - December 2002/January 2003

"This recording, the fifth in a series devoted to the complete works of Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585), focuses on hymns and responsories for the Divine Office, the daily cycle of liturgical prayers excluding the Mass.
This entire series has impressed me with its blend of scholarship - the liner notes are superb - and superior musicianship Alistair Dixon’s Chapelle du Roi continues to make me rave. The ensemble doesn’t transpose Tallis’s music up, so the high voices float majestically upwards without strain while the lower voices provide solid bedrock. Chapelle du Roi’s singing is marvelously natural and communicates the music’s reverence They sound like the world’s best church choir-exactly what this music demands."

Craig Zeichner

Early Music America

"The cadences of Tallis’s works invariably contain some marvellous minor seconds that push the tension to the limits of the then incipient harmonic system. This is, perhaps, one of the hallmarks of the style of Thomas Tallis, one of the greatest composers of the sixteenth century. "He is dead and music is dying", wrote William Byrd. Beyond the poetic exaggeration, nothing musical was foreign to him and several of his works, freed of their original functions by the passage of time, would become masterpieces, not just of their own time but in the history of music.

Chapelle du Roi, an English group founded in 1994 and containing some of the best virtues of the choral tradition of that country, are involved in the recording of his complete works. The latest disc released is the fifth, which includes the choral hymns and responsories not included in the previous recording, plus Tallis’s liturgical music for organ: five hymns and three antiphons for the Divine Office, an Alleluia for the Lady Mass and an extensive arrangement from Felix namque. The excellent voices, precise gestures (although perhaps somewhat excessively contained) of the passages in plainchant, clear phrasing, although not as sharp as that used by the Tallis Scholars, and precise tuning, make these versions (with very high points, for example in Veni Redemptor gentium) extremely recommendable. The organ pieces are performed on a marvellous instrument in the chapel of Knole House, with a stylistic rigour that does not prevent them from exuding warmness. An appropriate finishing touch to this magnificent recording."   ****

Diego Fischerman

Goldberg Magazine

"Completion fanatics should not miss the fifth of nine planned CDs of the surviving works of Thomas Tallis, the 16th century master. Alistair Dixon’s Chapelle du Roi traverse the hymns and responsories of the Divine Office with characterful contributions from the Knole House organ. This is beautiful contemplative music: just the thing to relax the mind after a hard day’s collecting."   ****

Geoff Brown

The Times - July 2002



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