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The Hilliard Ensemble
Thomas Tallis, Christopher Tye, John Sheppard
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The Hilliard Ensemble
David James countertenor
Rogers Covey-Crump tenor
Steven Harrold tenor
Gordon Jones baritone
Robert Macdonald bass
 
Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585)
In ieiunio et fletu
Te lucis ante terminum
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Christopher Tye (c.1505-1572)
Omnes gentes
Gloria Missa Sine Nomine

John Sheppard (c. 1515-1558)
Gaudete celicole omnes
Beati omnes

Christopher Tye
Credo (from Missa Sine Nomine)

Thomas Tallis
Salvator mundi

John Sheppard
Laudate pueri Dominum

Christopher Tye
Sanctus (from Missa Sine Nomine)

John Sheppard
Eterne rex, altissime

Christopher Tye
Agnus Dei (from Missa Sine Nomine)
In pace, in idipsum

Recorded March 2005
ECM New Series 1936
 
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After the enormous success of their recordings of the Bach Motets the Hilliard Ensemble turn their attention to English renaissance music and specifically works of three 16th century composers Thomas Tallis, Christopher Tye and John Sheppard. All three were masters of polyphony, associated with the Chapel Royal. Their works are alternated and contrasted throughout this composed recital. Tallis has long been an inspirational reference for the Hilliards, who recorded his “Lamentations of Jeremiah” for the New Series already in 1986, and brought his music into their collaboration with Jan Garbarek on “Mnemosyne”.