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The Tallis Scholars

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The Tallis Scholars are completely specialized in the performance of Renaissance choral music. Through scholarship or grant, musicianship, as well as the cautious cultivation of a unique vocal sound, they will have set up themselves because the leading exponents of this particular repertory, plus they have done too much to boost general fascination with Renaissance music via an raising catalogue of effective recordings, in addition to international concert travels. The founder and movie director from the Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips, researched Renaissance music with David Wulstan and Denis Arnold at Oxford College or university. In 1973 he shaped The Tallis Scholars from chapel choirs at both Oxford and Cambridge, selecting from one of the so-called “choral scholars,” who receive tuition wavers because of their full-time program to the chapel choirs of the schools. These performers represent the best possible choral musicians off their particular institutions, which is off their traditional name, along with the name of British composer Thomas Tallis whose music provides shaped a central section of their repertory, the fact that group derives its name. Off their inception, The Tallis Scholars possess maintained a popularity among the ideal a cappella agencies on the planet. They are especially noted for his or her illumination from the complicated web of impartial melodic lines that’s quality of Renaissance music, which in much less able hands can drop its musical cohesion and path. A key area of the Tallis Scholars’ achievement offers been the dissemination of the recordings around the Gimell label which, within an innovative move, was co-founded by Phillips and Steve C. Smith in 1981 for the only real purpose of documenting the group. Having at his removal this purpose-built record organization offers allowed Phillips to record the music of lesser-known composers such as for example Cipriano de Rore, Clemens non Papa, Frei Manuel Cardoso, and Heinrich Isaac moreover from the more established experts such as for example Byrd, Palestrina, and, needless to say, Thomas Tallis. Selecting repertory for recordings continues to be carefully were able to stability the acquainted with the greater obscure, and several industry honours — like the 1987 “Record of the entire year” award from Gramophone Publication and two Diapason d’Or de L’Année honours — verify the constant quality from the outcomes. Other awards consist of two even more Gramophone Honours for “Ideal Early Music” recordings (1991 and 1994) along with a Gramophone/Vintage FM People’s Choice Honor. Highlights from the Tallis Scholars’ carrying out schedule possess included involvement in major occasions, like the commemoration from the 400th wedding anniversary from the loss of life of Palestrina in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, as well as the celebration from the repair of Michelangelo’s THE FINAL Judgment in the Sistine Chapel. The Tallis Scholars Summer time Schools had been set up in 2000 for amateur performers, offering a plan led by Phillips as well as other members from the ensemble, focusing on their primary repertoire. This program contains courses of research located in Oakham in britain, Seattle in america, and Sydney, Australia. The Tallis Scholars perform frequently on radio and tv, and their shows in the BBC Proms on the Royal Albert Hall in 2007 and 2008 had been well received. The ensemble’s thirtieth wedding anniversary was marked this year 2010 with a composers’ competition for an a cappella function in four parts.

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Full Name The Tallis Scholars
Music Songs Spem in Alium, Miserere, Missa Papae Marcelli: Kyrie, Miserere nostri, P. 207, Loquebantur variis linguis, P. 272, Dum Transisset Sabbatum, Gaude gloriosa Dei mater, P. 123, Benedicta es, If ye love me, Motet: Assumpta est Maria in caelum, Versa est in luctum, Mass for 5 voices: I. Kyrie, Ave Maria à 4, Pastores quidnam vidistis, Vox Patris caelestis, Hear the Voice and Prayer, O nata lux, Missa Benedicta es: Gloria, Ave verum Corpus, Sicut lilium inter spinas, Purge Me, o Lord, O Lord, in Thee Is All My Trust, Nasce La Gioja Mia, Ego flos campi, Psalm Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter, Descendi in hortum meum, Magnificat, Beata es virgo, All creatures now, O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth, L'homme armé, Exaudiat te
Albums The Tallis Scholars Sing Thomas Tallis, Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas, Tintinnabuli, Missa Et ecce terrae motus (The Tallis Scholars feat. conductor: Peter Phillips), Palestrina Masses: Missa Brevis (Tallis Scholars), Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas (The Tallis Scholars), The Palestrina 400 Collection, Missa Maria zart (The Tallis Scholars feat. conductor: Peter Phillips), Josquin: L'homme armé Masses (The Tallis Scholars feat. director: Peter Phillips), Tenebrae Responsories for Holy Saturday, Spem in alium (The Tallis Scholars), Western Wind Masses, The Tallis Christmas Mass (The Tallis Scholars), Tenebrae Responsories (Tallis Scholars feat. conductor: Peter Phillips), Clemens Non Papa: Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis, Live in Rome, English Madrigals, Missa Surge propera (The Tallis Scholars), Manuel Cardoso: Requiem (The Tallis Scholars feat. conductor: Peter Phillips), Missa Pange lingua / Missa La sol fa re mi / Plainchant: Pange lingua, Ikon of Light / Funeral Ikos / Carol: The Lamb, Palestrina Masses: Missa Nigra sum (The Tallis Scholars feat. conductor: Peter Phillips), Sacred Music by Alonso Lobo, Magnificats 1-4 (The Tallis Scholars feat. conductor: Peter Phillips), Music Featured on the South Bank Show, Magnificats 5-8 (The Tallis Scholars feat. conductor: Peter Phillips), Missa Maria Magdalena, Missa Sine nomine & Missa Ad fugam (The Tallis Scholars), Media Vita (The Tallis Scholars), Masses, Stabat Mater, The Best of the Renaissance, Requiem, The Great Service (The Tallis Scholars feat. conductor: Peter Phillips), Lassus Missa Osculetur Me, Music from the Eton Choirbook, Sarum Chant, Lamentations of Jeremiah (The Tallis Scholars), Live in Oxford, Russian Orthodox Music (The Tallis Scholars feat. conductor: Peter Phillips), The Tallis Scholars Sing Flemish Masters, The Tallis Scholars Sing Tudor Church Music, Volume 2, Playing Elizabeth's Tune - Sacred Music by William Byrd, Silver
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance


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The Interrogation of Leo and Lisa 2006 Short performer: "Spem in Alium"
Death in Brunswick 1990 performer: "Requiem: Kyrie"

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BBC Proms 2014 TV Series Themselves
Sound of the Soul 2005 Documentary Original Music

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