Thomas Tallis: The Complete Works–Volumes 8 & 9

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Program: #05-18   Air Date: Apr 25, 2005

NOTE: As we have done with this series from the beginning, we have featured each disc in this superior effort from Signum featuring the Chapelle du Roi conducted by Alistair Dixon.

Preservation of this program is made possible by a generous grant in memory of Isaac Musick.

This multi-year project has given us now 9 volumes and 10 CDs; to review the first seven:

  • Music for Henry V (Signum SIGCD001)
  • Music for the Reformation (Signum SIGCD002)
  • Music for Queen Mary (Signum SIGCD003)
  • Music for the Divine Office I (Signum SIGCD010)
  • Music for the Divine Office II (Signum SIGCD016)
  • Music for a Reformed Church (Signum SIGCD022)
  • Music for Queen Elizabeth (Signum SIGCD029)

Over these two programs, we heard the rest of the series (all music by Tallis unless otherwise noted):

Volume 8: Lamentations and Contrafacta (Signum SIGCD036)

  • Lamentations of Jeremiah I & II.
  • Wipe away my sins.
  • Forgive me, Lord, my sin.
  • Blessed are those that be undefiled.
  • Arise, O Lord, and hear.
  • With all our hearts.
  • I call and cry to thee.
  • O sacred and holy banquet.
  • When Jesus went into Simon the Pharisee's house.
  • Blessed be thy name.
  • O Praise the Lord II.
  • Sing and glorify heaven's high majesty.

Volume 9: Instrumental Music and Songs (Signum SIGCD042)

[featuring the ensemble Charivari Agreable with Andrew Benson Wilson, organ; Lawrence Cummings, virginals and harpsichord; Lynda Sayce, lute; and Stephen Taylor, countertenor].

For Instrumental Consort:

  • In nomine (I & II).
  • A Solfing Song.
  • Salvator Mundi.
  • Fantasia.
  • Felix namque (versions for lute & harpsichord).

For Harpsichord and Virginals:

  • When shall my sorrowful sighing slack?
  • Like as the doleful dove.
  • O ye tender babes.
  • Purge me, O Lord.
  • Per haec nos.
  • A Point.
  • Lesson: Two Partes in One.
  • Remember not, O Lord God.

For Organ:

  • Per haec nos.
  • A Point.
  • Lesson: Two Partes in One.

For Lute and Voice:

  • Tu nimirum.
  • When shall my sorrowful sighing slack?
  • Like as the doleful dove.
  • O ye tender babes.

WILLIAM BYRD: Ye Sacred Muses (Lament on the Death of Thomas Tallis)

[on the bonus 10th CD]:

  • Litany (Chapelle du Roi/Alistair Dixon).

For Organ:

  • Verset I & II
  • Felix namque

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