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The Tudor Consort – Holy Week Lamentations

By , 02/04/2010
Thanks to Vaughan Williams' well-known Fantasia for String Orchestra, the musical language of Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585) has a familiar ring for many concert-goers. The composer's intensely melancholy minor modes with their "dying fall", were quoted by Vaughan Williams from the work Archbishop Parker's Psalter, and were also very much in evidence throughout what we heard of Tallis's during this concert. The music seems to speak directly across the centuries... read more

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