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The Tallis Scholars

From the Eton Choirbook to Tallis and Sheppard

Venue: Cadogan Hall


Magnificat a 6
Ave Maria
Stabat Mater
Te Deum ‘for meanes’
Gaude virgo mater
Jesu salvator seculi
Gaude virgo christipera


Peter Phillips

One of the glories of English sacred music is the repertoire contained in the Eton Choirbook. This music is rarely performed – its highly ornate style tends to frighten choirs off – but this should not disguise the fact that its most important composer, John Browne, was the greatest genius of his time. We sing in this programme his uniquely moving Stabat Mater.

Taverner’s 6-voice Magnificat is also in this ornate style – indeed it might be said to be even more ornate – as is Sheppard’s only known votive antiphon, Gaude virgo christipera.

We also sing two shorter pieces by Cornysh from the Eton Choirbook, alongside Tallis’s beautifully effective Te Deum. All in all, a feast.

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