Artists

The Tallis Scholars

Choir

Peter Phillips

Conductor

Program

William Byrd

Laudibus in sanctis

Robert White

Magnificat

Tomás Luis de Victoria

Magnificat sexti toni à 12

Josquin Desprez

Qui habitat

Gregorio Allegri

Miserere

Giovanni Battista Croce

Miserere

Thomas Tallis

Miserere

Nicolas Gombert

Magnificat III Tertii et octavi toni

Thomas Tallis

Spem in alium / Motette für vierzig Stimmen in acht Chören

Approximate running time: 1h 30m with one intermission

Literary and cultural critic, and friend of the late Edward Said, Michael Wood opens the Edward W. Said Days with his lecture surveying counterpoint as a musical and literary term. Framed by the Tallis Scholars–whose concert explores the ecstatic heights of 15th and 16th century counterpoint through works by Byrd, Desprez, Allegro and others–the evening comes to a close with Tallis’s monumental 40-part motet Spem in alium.

The Tallis Scholars perform Josquin

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