The Tallis Scholars’ Finest: Their Top 10 at Utrecht

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Program: #94-16   Air Date: Apr 18, 1994

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:

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William Byrd: Sing Joyfully Unto God.
William Byrd: Ave verum corpus
Thomas Tallis: Lamentations of Jeremiah
Orlandus Lassus:  Lamentations of Jeremiah
Jacob Obrecht: Salve Regina
Gregorio Allegri: Miserere
Josquin Des Prez: Ave Maria
Josquin Des Prez: Absalon fili mi
William Cornyshe: Magnificat
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Versa est in luctum.

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