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An Immortal Legacy / Christophers, The Sixteen

Tallis / The Sixteen / Christophers
Release Date: 05/14/2013 
Label:  Coro   Catalog #: 16111   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Thomas TallisOrlando GibbonsWilliam ByrdJames MacMillan,   ... 
Performer:  Neil MacKenzieCarys LaneRobert [Bass-Baritone Vocal] EvansIan Partridge
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

16th century England was a place of much religious change. It was a dangerous and confusing time and it is testament to their incredible skill and musical mastery that composers like Tallis and Byrd were able to produce such magnificent works in such troubled times. Their music left a lasting legacy, influencing some of our most celebrated 20th- and 21st-century composers and surviving over half a millennium to be performed as widely today as they have ever been.

This disc features some of the best-loved classics of Tudor and Jacobean church music together with madrigals by Tallis, Byrd and Gibbons. They are performed alongside pieces by Britten, Tippett and MacMillan including the Five Spirituals from A Child of Our Time and
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Works on This Recording

1. Psalm Tunes (9) for Mister Parker by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1567; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2013 
Venue:  Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, 
Length: 7 Minutes 35 Secs. 
2. Salvator mundi, salva nos I by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1575; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2013 
Venue:  Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
3. The silver swanne, madrigal for 5 voices by Orlando Gibbons
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Date of Recording: 01/2013 
Venue:  Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
4. This sweet and merry month of May, madrigal for 6 voices (SSATTB) by William Byrd
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1590; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2013 
Venue:  Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
5. Sedebit Dominus Rex by James MacMillan
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Scotland 
Date of Recording: 02/2009 
Venue:  Guildford Cathedral, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
6. A child of our time: Negro Spirituals (5) by Michael Tippett
Performer:  Neil MacKenzie (), Carys Lane (), Robert [Bass-Baritone Vocal] Evans ()
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 
Date of Recording: 1994 
Venue:  Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 14 Secs. 
7. O nata lux de lumine by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: after 1559; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2013 
Venue:  Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
8. O sacrum convivium by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2013 
Venue:  Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
9. Loquebantur variis linguis by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Date of Recording: 01/2013 
Venue:  Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
10. Mitte manum tuam by James MacMillan
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Scotland 
Date of Recording: 02/2009 
Venue:  Guildford Cathedral, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
11. Liber secundus sacrarum cantionum: Laudibus in sanctis by William Byrd
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1591; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/2009 
Venue:  All Hallows Church, Gospel Oak, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
12. Gloriana, Op. 53: Choral Dances by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Partridge ()
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; England 
Length: 10 Minutes 36 Secs. 
13. Tallis Canon, for chorus by Robert Chilcott
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Date of Recording: 01/2013 
Venue:  Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
14. Aprill is in my mistris face, madrigal for 4 voices by Thomas Morley
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1594 
Date of Recording: 01/2013 
Venue:  Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Holborn, 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 

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