Tallis: Spem in alium

Tallis: Spem in alium

Artist
Tallis: Spem in alium
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
BKD 233
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Total running time: 67 minutes.

Album information

A simply spectacular performance which earned the recording a Gramophone 'Choice' plaudit.

Magnificat's tribute to Thomas Tallis, the Father of English Church Music, offers music from four to forty singers ranging from the transcendent simplicity of Te lucis ante terminum to the incomparable tour-de-force Spem in alium for forty voices. The latter is a simply spectacular performance which earned a Gramophone 'Choice' plaudit: "This is quite the best performance of Tallis's 40-part Spem in alium that I have heard". 

Magnificat's clear melodic lines, rich vocal textures and sense of spaciousness all contribute to create a well-nigh perfect performance of this mesmerising Renaissance polyphony.

This recording was named a 'Top 10' Tallis recording by Gramophone in 2015 and one of The Telegraph's '168 Best Classical Recordings' in January 2017.