Tallis: Spem in Alium / Lamentations / Motets / Hymns


Tallis: Spem in Alium / Lamentations / Motets / Hymns

Mark Brown / Pro Cantione Antiqua

Catalogue Number:
ALC 1082
Number of Discs: CD 1
Released: February 2011


“The 40-part motet [Spem in Alium] is one of the most successful items… the same was true of all the complex five-part writing, and therefore of most of the pieces. It is indeed a mighty collection… old favorites such as the popular alternatum Compline hymn ‘Te Lucis’, and the transfiguration hymn ‘O Nata Lux’: its delightful false relations in the final cadence delectably drawn out.”
“this group’s heartfelt expressiveness generally sounds well in the Latin pieces…’the Lamentations’, and items such as ‘in ieieunio’ and ‘Salvator Mundi’ from ‘Cantiones Sacrae’ vividly display their apt textural characterizations.”
–BBC Music

A superb collection of choral music from Tudor England, performed beautifully by one of the premiere ensembles of early music, including the polyphonic masterpiece “Spem in alium”, composer for no less than 40 individual voices.

Additional information

Weight 120 g
Dimensions 12.2 × 13.5 × 2 cm


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