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Alamire. David Skinner, director

Five centuries of British music
Organized on the occasion of the exhibition "Treasure Island: British Art from Holbein to Hockney". . Via Anglica. Música y reforma en la Inglaterra del Renacimiento

Dum transisset sabbatum by Thomas Tallis


The life of Thomas Tallis (c. 1505-1585) coincided with the introduction of the Reformation in England. While under Edward VI severe restrictions had applied to the ornamenation of sacred music, Elizabeth I’s ascent to the throne ushered in a period of tolerance, authorizing the use of Latin in the reformed liturgy. This was the context in which Tallis, who, despite being Catholic, was well looked upon in English music life, composed his five-part Easter responsory Dum transisset sabbatum. The complete recording of the concert at: http://www.march.es/musica/envivo/detalle.aspx?p0=4235&l=1

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