Medieval Chant and Tallis Lamentations


Tenebrae Consort is an outstanding group of musicians, with singers hand-picked from the award winning chamber choir Tenebrae. Known for their instinctive ensemble skills, the singers and instrumentalists are directed from within the Consort by Nigel Short who leads the group to attain music making of the highest quality. Focussing on the repertoire originally written for consort performance, particularly early music, Tenebrae Consort aim to shed new interpretative light on works through the combination of both passion and precision, creating an intimate and unique concert experience. On this recording they explore classic works at the very heart of the Medieval and early-Renaissance British Choral Tradition.

[The recording displays] this group’s famous sensitivity toward musical structure, as well as their exquisite harmonic control – BBC Music Magazine

The velvety tones of the Tenebrae Consort singing Sarum chant associated with Compline for Passiontide made me wonder just how this music actually sounded in the Middle Ages – Early Music Review

Following on from Tenebrae’s Russian disc this is a highly imaginative programme. It takes a nicely purist view and gives us the complete Compline service and with the additions makes a satisfying whole. I do hope that they record more – Planet Hugill

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Tenebrae Consort

Nigel Short conductor

RELEASE DATE: 10/03/2014
BARCODE: 635212090121

  1. Hymn for Passiontide: Pange lingua gloriosi – Plainchant – 3.12
  2. Compline for Passiontide: I. Deus in adiutorium – Plainchant – 0.53
  3. Compline for Passiontide: II. Antiphon – Plainchant – 10.57
  4. Compline for Passiontide: III. Chapter: Respond – Plainchant – 1.21
  5. Compline for Passiontide: IV. Hymn: Cultor dei memento – Plainchant – 3.53
  6. Compline for Passiontide: V. Versicle & Response – Plainchant – 0.23
  7. Compline for Passiontide: VI. Antiphon – Plainchant – 4.28
  8. Compline for Passiontide: VII. Preces – Plainchant – 5.23
  9. Lamentations of Jeremiah I – Thomas Tallis – 8.27
  10. Respond: In monte Oliveti – Plainchant – 2.19
  11. Lamentations of Jeremiah II – Thomas Tallis – 13.35
  12. Respond: Tristis est anima mea – Plainchant – 2.54
  13. Respond for Compline in Passiontide: In manus tuas I – John Sheppard – 3.43
  14. Litany after Lauds for Maundy Thursday – Plainchant – 3.45

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