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Tallis: Salve Intemerata / Carwood, The Cardinall's Musick

Tallis / / Cardinall's Musick / Carwood
Release Date: 09/10/2013 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67994   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Andrew Carwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Cardinall's Musick
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



TALLIS Missa Salve intemerata. O Lord give thy Holy Spirit. Man blest no doubt. I call and I cry. If ye love me. Domine quis habitabit? A new commandment. Alleluia Ora pro nobis. Let God arise. Salve intemerata Andrew Carwood, cond; The Cardinall’s Musick HYPERION 67994 (68:49 Text and Translation)


Thomas Tallis (c.1505–1585) lived through four reigns that, as Andrew Carwood says in his notes, each required its own kind of music for the liturgy. That Tallis managed to keep his Read more head while providing the music that each era required tells us much about his character. The Anthem Salve intemerata and the Mass based on it date from the reign of Henry VIII. The Mass has been recorded by Michael Howard, George Guest ( Fanfare 6:6 and 10:2 for the first, no review for the remake), David Flood (20:3), Alistair Dixon (21:6), David Hill (25:1), and Jeremy Summerly (29:2). The Anthem is one of those large-scale anthems, Marian like most of them, that were given such expansive settings down to the end of the Catholic period under Henry VIII. The tenor part of the Mass has been reconstructed by Jon Dixon, a task performed for the other recordings by various editors (Nick Sandon was one). Carwood is similar to Dixon in tempo, a little faster in the Gloria and Credo, a little slower in the last two movements. The others are slower, and Summerly has the broadest tempos of the five recent versions.


The Anthem and two other pieces— Domine quis habitabit and Alleluia Ora pro nobis —also belong to the era of Henry VIII. The former is a setting of Psalm 15, a favorite of many of his contemporaries as a result of the new utility of the psalms for emphasis on Scriptural teaching and godly living. The latter is an early work. The rest are English-texted pieces for Edward VI and Elizabeth, two of them from Archbishop Parker’s Psalm Tunes. Of special interest is I call and cry to thee , for it is a contrafact of O sacrum convivium in the 1575 Cantiones Sacrae . This collection is a nice contrast to Dixon’s complete works of Tallis, which is arranged in homogeneous groups. Here we have a cross-section of his work, all of it well done, like his collection of Byrd’s sacred music. Clearly, the superb work that Dixon did for Tallis is not going to freeze out continued attention to his music.


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Works on This Recording

1. Salve intemerata virgo by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Andrew Carwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Cardinall's Musick
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
2. Psalm Tunes (9) for Mister Parker: no 2, Let God arise in majesty by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Andrew Carwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Cardinall's Musick
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1567; England 
3. Psalm Tunes (9) for Mister Parker: no 1, Man blest no doubt by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Andrew Carwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Cardinall's Musick
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1567; England 
4. O Lord, give thy holy spirit by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Andrew Carwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Cardinall's Musick
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
5. Mass à 5 "Salve intemerata" by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Andrew Carwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Cardinall's Musick
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1540; England 
6. If ye love me by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Andrew Carwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Cardinall's Musick
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
7. I call and cry to thee by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Andrew Carwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Cardinall's Musick
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
8. Domine, quis habitabit by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Andrew Carwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Cardinall's Musick
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
9. Alleluia, Ora pro nobis by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Andrew Carwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Cardinall's Musick
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
10. A new commandment by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Andrew Carwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Cardinall's Musick
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 

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