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Tallis: Spem In Alium, Etc / Winchester Cathedral Choir


Release Date: 10/12/2010 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 30024   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Thomas Tallis
Performer:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral ChoirVocal Arts ChoirWinchester College Chapel Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

'Never before has Spem in alium, Tallis's great 40-part motet, so closely resembled The Last Judgement as it does in this vast and awesome performance' (Gramophone)

'A thrilling large scale performance' (CD Review)

'A magnificent sound' (The Daily Mail)

Can it really be two decades since Ted Perry, famously financing his shoe-string operation by driving a taxi, began Hyperion? In that time his company has gained a reputation for its enterprising choice of repertoire, always based on musical considerations rather than on those of current popularity. These half-dozen reissues from its special Top 20 anniversary edition, represent some of the best of that diverse work, given by some of the groups who
Read more have made their names on the back of Hyperion’s enterprise... Finally, there’s the Choir of Winchester Cathedral’s fine Tallis recital, culminating in an imposing performance of the 40-part motet Spem in alium.

-- BBC Music Magazine [reviewing the 20th anniversary reissue of this CD]
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Works on This Recording

1. O praise the Lord (2nd version) by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Language: Latin 
2. In jejunio et fletu by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: after 1559; England 
Language: Latin 
3. Salvator mundi, salva nos I by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1575; England 
Language: Latin 
4. Salvator mundi, salva nos II by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1575; England 
Language: Latin 
5. In manus tuas by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: after 1559; England 
Language: Latin 
6. Spem in alium by Thomas Tallis
Performer:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir,  Vocal Arts Choir,  Winchester College Chapel Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: after 1559; England 
Language: Latin 
7. O sacrum convivium by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Language: Latin 
8. O nata lux de lumine by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: after 1559; England 
Language: Latin 
9. Te lucis ante terminum by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Language: Latin 
10. Lamentations of Jeremiah: First Lectio at Matins, Maundy Thursday: by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Language: Latin 
11. Lamentations of Jeremiah: Second Lectio: by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir
Language: Latin 

Featured Sound Samples

O nata lux de lumine
In jejunio et fletu
Spem in alium

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