[ Harmonia Mundi / 2 CD/DVD ]
Release Date: Friday 2 October 2020
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A musical banquet from the Golden Age. This programme brings together a true choral landmark from the sixteenth century, with its present-day reflection, a commission by Sir James MacMillan. These two monumental, large-scale pieces bookend a 'tasting menu' of Renaissance works by Byrd, Tallis and many other composers. Common to them all is a link to Nonsuch Palace, arguably the location of the first performance of Spem in alium, and the centre of a rich vein of Tudor musical patronage.
Tallis: Spem in alium for eight five-part choirs '40-part Motet'
Gerarde: O Souverian Pasteur
Ferrabosco, A I: I in Monte Oliveti
Byrd: Domine Salva Nos
Gerarde: Tua Est Potentia
Wilder, P: Pater noster
Tallis: In ieiunio et fletu
Ferrabosco, A I: Decantabat populus Israel
Ferrabosco, A I: I Judica Me, Domine
Byrd: Fac cum servo tuo
Tallis: Derelinquat impius
Wilder, P: Vidi civitatem