Da Tallis

Thomas Tallis (c1505 - 1585): Why fum’th in fight? (Salmo II:1-2). Theatre of Voices, dir. Paul Hillier.
Composto per il salterio dell’arcivescovo di Canterbury, Matthew Parker (1567).

Why fum’th in fight the Gentiles spite, in fury raging stout?
Why tak’th in hand the people fond, vain things to bring about?
The Kings arise, the Lords devise, in counsels met thereto,
against the Lord with false accord, against His Christ they go.


Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958): Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis per doppia orchestra d’archi (1910).


Tallis, Salmo II