Felix namque – II

Thomas Tallis (c1505 - 1585): Felix Namque, offertorio (dal Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, n. 109). Marco Lo Muscio, organo.


Tallis, Felix namque

Tempo fa ascoltammo questo grandioso brano di Tallis eseguito al clavicembalo da Michael Maxwell Steer (qui).

If ye love me

Thomas Tallis (c1505 - 23 novembre 1585): If ye love me, anthem a 4 voci (prima del 1560). The Cambridge Singers, dir. John Rutter.

If ye love me,
keep my commandments,
and I will pray the Father,
and he shall give you another comforter,
that he may bide with you forever,
e’en the spirit of truth.


If ye love me

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

A quaranta voci

Thomas Tallis (c1505 - 1585): Spem in alium, mottetto a 40 voci. The Tallis Scholars.

Spem in alium nunquam habui praeter in te
Deus Israel
qui irasceris
et propitius eris
et omnia peccata hominum in tribulatione dimittis
Domine Deus
Creator coeli et terrae
respice humilitatem nostram.