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The Complete Works - Volume 2
Thomas Tallis

Chapelle du Roi

The Complete Works - Volume 2

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212000229
Catnr: SIGCD 002
Release date: 01 March 2004
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Signum Classics
UPC
0635212000229
Catalogue number
SIGCD 002
Release date
01 March 2004
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About the album

This album is the second in a series of nine covering the complete works of Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585).

As the 1540s developed, the Reformation began to take hold and the style of music required from composers such as Tallis altered radically. The large-scale melismatic votive antiphons (for example those on disc 1) were no longer required; the emphasis moved away from Marian devotion to a more syllabic and compact style and, eventually, to settings of English rather than Latin texts. Disc two traces this development from the Jesus antiphon Sancte Deus, to the mass for four voices, the three early English anthems including If ye love me, the Te Deum for meanes and the Elizabethan Magnificat and Nunc dimittis.

De ontwikkeling van Tallis' muziek in kaart gebracht door Chapelle du Roi, onder leiding van Alistair Dixon
Naarmate de jaren 1540 zich ontwikkelde, begon de Reformatie in te treden. De muziekstijl die vereist werd van componisten als Thomas Tallis veranderde radicaal. De grootschalige langgerekte werken werden niet langer nodig geacht; de nadruk op de toewijding aan Maria was niet langer gewenst, en de muziek richtte zich op een meer compacte stijl. Teksten werden steeds vaker in de Engelse taal geschreven in plaats van Latijn. Dit album volgt deze ontwikkeling van de antifoon Sancte Deus, tot de Mis voor vier stemmen, de drie vroege Engelse volksliederen (waaronder If ye love me), de Te Deum for meanes, en Elizabethaanse Magnificat & Nunc dimittis, uitgevoerd door Chapelle du Roi onder leiding van Alistair Dixon.

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Thomas Tallis

Thomas Tallis was an English composer who occupies a primary place in anthologies of English choral music, and is considered one of England's greatest composers. He is honoured for his original voice in English musicianship. No contemporary portrait of Tallis survives: that painted by Gerard Vandergucht (illustration), dates from 150 years after Tallis died, and there is no reason to suppose that it is a likeness. In a rare existing copy of his black letter signature, the composer spelled his last name 'Tallys.' Tallis is known for his work with William Byrd. He started to teach the much younger Byrd at the Chapel Royal in London. Later, they were both appointed as organists of the Chapel. 
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Thomas Tallis was an English composer who occupies a primary place in anthologies of English choral music, and is considered one of England's greatest composers. He is honoured for his original voice in English musicianship. No contemporary portrait of Tallis survives: that painted by Gerard Vandergucht (illustration), dates from 150 years after Tallis died, and there is no reason to suppose that it is a likeness. In a rare existing copy of his black letter signature, the composer spelled his last name "Tallys." Tallis is known for his work with William Byrd. He started to teach the much younger Byrd at the Chapel Royal in London. Later, they were both appointed as organists of the Chapel.


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