11 jan. 2011, 17h10m par sandyv
12 mars 2010, 22h07m par 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 fév. 2008, 22h07m par 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 mars 2006, 13h04m par tuuur