“Voices immaculately balanced and sublimely paced” —Jeremy Pound, BBC Music Magazine. The Tallis Scholars were founded in 1973 by their director, Peter Phillips. Through their recordings and concert performances, they have established themselves as the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. Peter Phillips has worked with the ensemble to create, through good tuning and blending, the purity and clarity of sound that he feels best serve the Renaissance repertoire, allowing every detail of the musical lines to be heard. It is the resulting beauty of sound for which the Tallis Scholars have become so widely renowned. In September 2015 the ensemble gave its 2000th concert. The Tallis Scholars record exclusively for Gimell. They perform “War and Peace,” a program commemorating those who lost their lives in the First World War, featuring works by Josquin, Guerrero, Pärt, Mouton, Lobo, Victoria, Tavener, and Palestrina.
$43–$59, CMA members $38–$53.
Monody: L'Homme Armé
Josquin: Kyrie from the Missa L'Homme Armé
Guerrero: Gloria from the Missa Batalla
Pärt: The Woman with the Alabaster Box
Mouton: Quis dabit oculis
Lobo: Versa est
Guerrero: Credo from the Missa Batalla
Victoria: Requiem aeternam (from the Missa pro Defunctis)
Guerrero: Sanctus from the Missa L'Homme Armé
Tavener: Song for Athene
Palestrina: Agnus dei from the Missa Papae Marcelli
Victoria: Libera me (from the Missa pro Defunctis)