11 jan 2011, 17:10 av sandyv
12 mar 2010, 22:07 av kunishiListening The Tallis Scholars' new album, Victoria: Lamentations of Jeremiah. They make a beautiful performance with clear sonority, as before. However, the performance seems not to be the only one -- another good vocal ensemble could do the equivalently beautiful performance.
The Tallis Scholars may demote from the special vocal ensemble, with RIP of Tessa Bonner.
26 feb 2008, 22:07 av Babs_05Artist: Thomas Tallis
Track: Spem in alium
Tags: renaissance, choral, sacred music, devotional, english, latin, early music, christian, medieval
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/2162BQSXDCL._AA115_.jpg Video (9:45)
My recommendation this week is my latest obsession - the 16th century choral piece Spem in alium, by Thomas Tallis.
I first heard it about a year and a half ago when my friend ljbates suggested it to me, asking what I thought. I remember on first listen, I felt it sounded restrained, held back, as if it were capable of much, much more but was being controlled, as an experienced jockey might a powerful racehorse. Turned out I wasn't too far from the truth.
There's a fantastic article here on the piece which, in my opinion, is much better than Wikipedia's, though all sources are worth a look for their individual nuggets of information.
9 mar 2006, 13:04 av tuuur