Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Leave a Comment
Music for the Tudors – Part Two
|Taverner||Gloria tibi Trinitas|
|Gaude, gaude, gaude Maria|
Part two of our survey of Tudor music is another feast of sound, offering the rare chance to hear the glorious sonorities of two masterpieces of English polyphony. We celebrate John Sheppard’s 500th anniversary with his extraordinary In Media Vita (In the midst of life we are in death), a haunting exploration of various texts, including the Nunc Dimittis. Taverner‘s six voice Gloria Tibi Trinitas is a monument of English choral music and arguably ranks amongst the very greatest of English choral compositions.