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Andrew Benson-Williams / Laurnes Cummings / Lynda Sayce / Stephen Taylor

The Complete Works - Volume 9

  • Type CD
  • Label Signum Classics
  • UPC 0635212004227
  • Catalog number SIGCD 042
  • Release date 01 January 2007
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The final release explores the most obscure and enigmatic corner of Tallis’s output – his secular music. His profession as church musician and member of the Chapel Royal did not require him to write secular songs or pieces, yet some works may have been written for the Tudor court. Other works are thought to have been written for generations of choir boys, who were assisted with their training by the composer. Plays and performances outside of the choirboy’s obligation were popular, as well as instrumental consort music and keyboard pieces associated with their training. Tallis is likely to have been given the opportunity to write his secular works for these occasions.

Tallis’s music was admired and used by others far beyond the Chapel Royal and the court. Some of his intended sacred choral works are included on this recording in other guises, arranged by musicians with performance intentions very different to that of the church. His reputation of greatness amongst his friends and contemporaries is reflected in William Byrd’s elegy Ye sacred muses, where he echoes the sentiments of others with the words "Tallis is dead, and Music dies". This musical tribute has justifiably become one of Byrd’s most popular works.

Volume 9 of The Complete Works is a double CD release, marking the end of this popular series. Alistair Dixon has realised the project, and directed his choir Chapelle du Roi throughout the earlier volumes. Musicians featured on this final disc are: Andrew Benson-Williams (organ), Laurence Cummings (virginals), the ensemble Charivari Agréable, Lynda Sayce (lute), and Stephen Taylor (counter tenor)

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    In nomine I
     
    02:03
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    In nomine II
     
    03:32
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    A Solfing Song
     
    02:10
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    Salvator Mundi (trio)
     
    01:58
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    Fantasia
     
    04:20
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    Felix namque II
     
    12:10
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    Felix namque I
     
    10:46
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    When shall my sorrowful sighing slack
     
    01:40
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    Like as the doleful dove
     
    01:40
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    10
    O ye tender babes
     
    01:32
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    11
    Purge me, O Lord
     
    01:26
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    Per haec nos
     
    01:48
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    A Point
     
    00:37
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    Lesson: two partes in one
     
    05:24
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    Remember not, O Lord God
     
    03:19
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    Per haec nos
     
    01:19
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    A Point
     
    00:38
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    Lesson: two partes in one
     
    05:24
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    Tu nimirum
     
    02:00
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    When shall my sorrowful sighing slack
     
    04:35
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    21
    Like as the doleful dove
     
    01:40
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    22
    O ye tender babes
     
    01:36
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    23
    Ye sacred muses (Byrd)
     
    03:26
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    Litany
     
    14:29
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    Verset I
     
    00:54
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    Verset II
     
    00:44
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    Felix namque I
     
    10:33

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