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Tallis: Spem in Alium ()

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With this release, the Cardinall's Musick and their director, Andrew Carwood, complete their survey of Thomas Tallis' sacred music. The earlier releases have been well worthwhile; this one is exceptional. The central attraction here is the mysterious 40-voice motet Spem in alium, often considered Tallis' greatest achievement. It's presented not only in its original Latin, but also in an English version someone made later. There are many recordings of this work, but this one must rank near the top, with its clean lines and ...

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  1. In jejunio et fletu, motet for 5 voices, P. 198
  2. Blessed are those, anthem for 5 voices
  3. Purge Me, O Lord (also set as partsong: "Fond youth is but a bubble"), anthem for 4 voices
  4. Spem in Alium (also set as "Sing and glorify"), motet for 40 voices, P. 299
  5. Psalm Tunes (9) for Archbishop Parker's Psalter, for 4 voices: No. 8 God grant with grace
  6. Preces and Responses (II), for 5 voices: O Lord, open thou our lips
  7. Preces and Responses (II), for 5 voices: Wherewithal shall a young man
  8. Preces and Responses (II), for 5 voices: O do well unto thy servant
  9. Preces and Responses (II), for 5 voices: My soul cleaveth to the dust
  10. Short Service (Dorian Service), for 4 voices: Magnificat
  11. Short Service (Dorian Service), for 4 voices: Nunc dimittis
  12. Preces and Responses (II), for 5 voices: The Lord be with you
  13. O sacrum convivium (also set as "I call and cry to thee" and "O sacred and holy banquet"), motet for 5 voices, P. 210
  14. Remember not, O Lord God (2 versions), anthem for 4 voices
  15. Hear the voice and prayer, anthem for 4 voices
  16. Verily, verily I say unto you, anthem for 4 voices
  17. O Lord, in thee is all my trust, anthem for 4 voices
  18. Hodie nobis caelorum Rex, motet for 4 voices, P. 92
  19. Spem in Alium (also set as "Sing and glorify"), motet for 40 voices, P. 299
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Tallis: Spem in Alium
2016, Hyperion

UPC: 034571281568

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