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Tallis Scholars: Renaissance Giants

Posted in Choral, Medieval | Renaissance with tags , , , , , , on November 29, 2012 by orinococds

Tallis Scholars: Renaissance Giants | Peter Phillips | Gimmell CDGIM 207 | nz$36 | 2 cd – 2hr 31 m

Tallis Scholars directed by Peter Phillips featuring Tallis, Taverner, Victoria, Byrd, Palestrina and Josquin des Pres on this superb mid priced Gimmell double set.

The renaissance is well known for its cultural giants. Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and above all Michelangelo epitomise a period when the human spirit seemed to grow and gain in confidence. This collection of complete works celebrates the musical geniuses who contributed to this astonishing period in European history – Peter Phillips

This world famous choir, which has given hundreds of concerts from Siberia to Australia over the past 30 years, are finally headed to our shores. Details can be found on the Chamber Music New Zealand website – it’s sure to be a sellout event. Click here for the Tallis Scholars’ website

Works: Tallis – Spem in allium; Taverner – Western Wind Mass; Josquin – Missa pangue lingua; Palestrina – Missa Brevis; Byrd – Mass for four voices; Victoria – Requiem.