The Tallis Scholars’ Finest: Their Top 10 at Utrecht

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Program: #94-16, Air Date: 04/18/94

NOTE: Before the 1993 Holland Festival of Early Music at Utrecht, a poll was taken asking the following question: Of all the repertoire sung by the Tallis scholars, which are the ten best pieces? Ensemble director Peter Phillips joins us to reflect on this process, and why the Allegri “Miserere” is Number One.

Preservation of this program is made possible by a generous grant from Frank Block, Jr.

All of the works chosen are available on various recordings by the ensemble. For more information: https://www.gimell.com/.

 
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